According to sources, Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a restructured contract and will remain with the San Francisco 49ers this season.

 According to sources, Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a restructured contract and will remain with the San Francisco 49ers this season.

According to sources, Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a restructured contract and will remain with the San Francisco 49ers this season.

Despite his success, Garoppolo has been plagued by injuries and interceptions. He missed 25 starts between 2018 and 2021 due to knee, ankle, calf, and thumb injuries. His 44 interceptions since taking over as starter near the end of 2017 are tied for the league's 12th most, and his 1.59 touchdown-to-interception ratio ranks 32nd.

Throughout the offseason speculation, the Niners insisted that they would not trade Garoppolo for nothing. They also admired how he handled an unusual situation in 2021.

Now, as he switches roles with Lance, Garoppolo will be asked to handle another potentially awkward situation with grace.

"I think Jimmy Garoppolo deserves a lot of credit for handling the situation the way he did," general manager John Lynch said after the season. "Not only did he compete in a way that brought out the best in everyone, as it certainly did with Jimmy, but he also welcomed Trey and helped him along the way, which was a really nice thing to see. And I believe it says a lot about who he is."

Garoppolo staying with the Niners became more likely after the team was unable to find a trade partner for him during the offseason and training camp. Garoppolo underwent right shoulder surgery in March, making trading him nearly impossible, and by the time he resumed throwing in late June, most quarterback-needy teams had already moved on.

Garoppolo arrived at training camp on time and passed his physical, but he didn't participate in practice or meetings and hadn't yet been given a 49ers iPad with the playbook on it.

While the Niners practiced, Garoppolo spent his time on a side field continuing his shoulder rehabilitation throwing program.

Throughout it all, the Niners hinted that they could keep Garoppolo at his previous salary, even if it was always unlikely. If no trade could be completed, bringing him back at a reduced cost seemed like a logical option.

On Aug. 23, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan reiterated that no situation involving Garoppolo had been ruled out.

Now, the Niners have one of the most expensive backup quarterbacks in the league, but he also knows the offense and was in the lineup for Super Bowl LIV and last year's NFC Championship Game.

Given the team's lack of success with backup quarterbacks under Shanahan, this is no small feat. Last year, Lance went 1-1 in two starts for the Niners, but he also dealt with thumb and knee injuries that hampered his rookie season.

Since Shanahan's arrival in 2017, the Niners are 8-28 in games started by quarterbacks other than Garoppolo. With Garoppolo at the helm, they're 35-16.

That.673 winning percentage ranked fifth among all starting quarterbacks in the NFL with at least ten starts during that time period. Garoppolo has thrown for 12,124 yards (eighth most in franchise history) while completing 67.1% of his attempts (eighth in the NFL in that span) with an average of 8.33 yards per attempt in 52 games with the Niners (including playoffs) (first in the NFL in that time among qualified starters).

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Garoppolo and the 49ers discussed waiving the no-trade clause if something develops and the 49ers can get compensation, but Garoppolo was willing to help the team and wanted to play with his teammates again this season.

Depending on how it's structured, Garoppolo's salary cap figure for 2022 will be between $18 million and $19 million less than the $26.9 million it was previously projected to be.

SANTA CLARA, California – Following an offseason in which a divorce seemed all but certain, the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to extend their relationship for one more season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Garoppolo and the Niners agreed to a restructured one-year contract worth $6.5 million in fully guaranteed base salary on Monday. The new contract includes an additional $500,000 in roster and playtime bonuses, which could increase the total value to nearly $9 million if all bonuses are met.

Garoppolo's restructured contract also includes a no-trade and no-tag clause, ensuring that he will serve as Trey Lance's backup this season before becoming eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2023.

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