The 49ers had no choice but to pay Jimmy Garoppolo — and the next QB will get more
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Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract is gigantic now, but it could look prudent and cost-effective soon. Jimmy Garoppolo is the highest-paid player in NFL history with a new contract that averages a record-breaking $27.5 million per year. And it’s going to a player with seven career starts — five of which came with the San Francisco 49ers.

Garoppolo, 26, showed the 49ers everything he possibly could to convince the team he was worth his deal. In his five starts, San Francisco went 5-0 — a feat made even...

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