Jimmy Garoppolo


Full NameJames Richard Garoppolo

Nick NameJimmy G

BornNovember 2, 1991

Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)



Jimmy Garoppolo is the starting quarterback for the NFL team San Francisco 49ers. He started his NFL career with the New England Patriots in 2014 and was later signed by the 49ers in 2017. Amidst many injuries and setbacks, Jimmy Garoppolo has been part of two Super Bowl-winning squads (as a Patriots player). He has also led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl appearance in 7 years (Super Bowl LIV).

Jimmy Garoppolo’s Early Life and Background

Garoppolo was born on 2nd November 1991, in Illinois to an Italian-American family. He is the third out of four Garoppolo siblings. He attended Rolling Meadows High School where he played as a quarterback and a linebacker. Garoppolo enrolled at the Eastern Illinois State University where he played as a quarterback. At Illinois State University, he broke the school record for career pass completions and also won the Walter Payton Award (given to the best offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision).

Who Drafted Jimmy Garoppolo?

Garoppolo was one of the best quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round of the 2014 Draft. Garoppolo was pick number 62 overall in the draft. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., linebacker Khalil Mack, wide receiver Mike Evans, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald were some of the prominent players who were also drafted along with Garoppolo in 2014.

Jimmy Garoppolo’s NFL Journey

Garoppolo was the reserve quarterback for the New England Patriots behind star Tom Brady. He played six games in his first season with the Patriots with a debut against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. He became part of the Super Bowl-winning squad of the Patriots in 2014 when they won Super Bowl XLIX. Garoppolo was not part of the starting team but enjoys the Ring in his collection. During his stint with the New England Patriots, Garoppolo was majorly deployed as a relief player to Tom Brady. He won a second Super Bowl ring in 2017 when the Patriots won Super Bowl LI. Garoppolo however, did not feature in the game.

Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Patriots in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He became a starter for the team only after Week 13 of the season. He had a 7-0 record in his first games as a starter for the 49ers. He also bagged the largest contract in NFL history in 2018 when he signed a five-year contract worth $137.5 million. Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2018 season and saw out the remainder of it from the sidelines. When he returned to action in 2019, he helped the 49ers reach their first Super Bowl in 7 years. The 49ers ended up losing out to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the 20-31 loss, Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and made two interceptions.

Garoppolo was ruled out with an ankle injury after Week 8 of the 2020 regular season and only returned to action late in the season. He helped the 49ers reach the 2021 playoffs and even made it till the NFC Championship game, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams.

Jimmy Garoppolo’s Teams

New England Patriots (2014-2017)

Garoppolo was drafted by the Patriots in round 2 of the 2014 NFL draft. He was slated to be a reserve player as Tom Brady was playing for the Patriots then. Garoppolo enjoyed the most successful stint of his career to date with the New England Patriots, on paper. He won two Super Bowl Rings although he did not appear in both of the wins.

San Francisco 49ers (2017-Present)

The San Francisco 49ers got Jimmy Garoppolo in exchange for an NFL Draft spot to the New England Patriots. He maintained a perfect win record in the first seven consecutive starts of his career. He even led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance in 2019, where they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers were up by 10 points with seven minutes remaining but the Chiefs turned around the game. Garippolo currently maintains a passer rating of 98.9.

Garoppolo lost his spot as a starting quarterback with Trey Lance taking over as the starting quarterback. However, on 30th August 2022, Jimmy Garoppolo signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers which will keep him with the team throughout the 2022 season. He is set to receive a fully guaranteed base salary of $6.5 million. With play time incentives he can earn upto $8.45 million. This deal made Garoppolo one of the highest earning backup quarterbacks in the league.

Championships and Rings Won by Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo has won two Super Bowl Championship Rings during his time with the New England Patriots. He has also won a total of 3 Conference Championship Rings. He won two of them as a Patriots player and one of them playing for the 49ers.

Jimmy Garoppolo Super Bowl Championship Rings

Super Bowl Year Team
XLIX2015New England Patriots
LI2017New England Patriots

Conference Championships won by Jimmy Garoppolo

ConferenceYear Team
AmericanFootball Conference (AFC)2014New England Patriots
AmericanFootball Conference (AFC)2016New England Patriots
National Football Conference (NFC)2019San Francisco 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo’s Super Bowl Stats

Jimmy Garoppolo has won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots but he has not played in those games. He has appeared for one Super Bowl as a San Francisco 49ers player, against the Kansas City Chiefs

Total Super Bowl Appearances: 1

Super Bowl Record: 0-1

YearSuper BowlTeamOppositionResultPasses CompletedPasses AttemptedYards Gained (by passing)Passing TouchdownsInterceptions thrown
2019LIVSan Francisco 49ersKansas City ChiefsL 20-31203121912

Jimmy Garoppolo Awards and Honours


2013Walter Payton Award
2013OVC Offensive Player of the Year
2013First-team All-OVC
2012Second-team All-OVC

Jimmy Garoppolo Net Worth

Garippolo has a net worth of approximately $27 million. He currently receives an annual salary of $27.6 million. The majority of his income is from the San Francisco 49ers and he also has endorsement deals with Nike, Bose, Levis and New Era. His five-year extension with the 49ers, signed in 2019 is worth $137 million, which includes a guaranteed $74 million for him.

Jimmy Garoppolo Family

Garoppolo has three siblings and chooses to keep his family life private. His father is a retired electrician. He shares a close bond with his tight-knit Italian family. There had been rumours of Garoppolo dating Alexandra King, a model from Boston. He is currently rumoured to be dating model Kiara Mia since 2020.

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