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American football player (born 1991)
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American football player
Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo with the San Francisco 49ers in 2019
No 10 – San Francisco 49ers
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-02) November 2, 1991 (age 31)
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Rolling Meadows (Rolling Meadows, Illinois)
College: Eastern Illinois (2010–2013)
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 62
Career history
  • New England Patriots (2014–2017)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2017–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI)
  • Walter Payton Award (2013)
  • OVC Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • First-team All-OVC (2013)
  • Second-team All-OVC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2022
Passing attempts: 1,685
Passing completions: 1,139
Completion percentage: 676%
Passing yards: 14,011
TD–INT: 86–42
Passer rating: 990
Rushing yards: 221
Rushing touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFLcom · PFR

James Richard Garoppolo (born November 2, 1991), nicknamed Jimmy G, is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) He played college football at Eastern Illinois, where he won the Walter Payton Award as a senior and set the school records for career passing yards and passing touchdowns Garoppolo was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots and spent his first four seasons as Tom Brady’s backup

Traded to the 49ers near the end of the 2017 season, Garoppolo helped revitalize a 1–10 team by winning the five remaining games of the year In 2019, he guided the 49ers to the best record in the National Football Conference (NFC) and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV In 2021, he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game His San Francisco tenure has also been afflicted by injuries, which caused him to miss most of the 2018 and 2020 seasons He began the 2022 season as the team’s backup to starter Trey Lance, but was named the starter following an injury to Lance in week 2

Early life and family

Garoppolo was born and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois He is the third of four sons born to Denise (née Malec) and Tony Garoppolo Sr, a retired electrician His older brothers are Tony Garoppolo Jr, an architect; and Mike Garoppolo, a teacher, and his younger brother is Billy Garoppolo He is from a “tight-knit, big Italian family”; his paternal grandparents, Anthony and Rose Garoppolo, were both Italian immigrants, while his maternal grandparents, Theodore J Malec and Harriet D Seidel, were of Polish and German descent, respectively

He attended Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows, where he was a quarterback and linebacker for the Mustangs football team He played in 19 games at quarterback during his junior and senior seasons, and passed for 3,136 yards and 25 touchdowns In addition to football, Garoppolo was a pitcher for Rolling Meadows High School, stating that, “Baseball was my first love when I was a little kid” A 2-star recruit, Garoppolo accepted an offer to play football at Eastern Illinois over offers from Illinois State and Montana State

College career

Garoppolo played football for the Eastern Illinois Panthers from 2010 to 2013 In his first year, he started eight games, passing for 1,639 yards and 14 touchdowns and earning All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honors playing under head coach Bob Spoo He went on to start every remaining game during his time at Eastern Illinois, passing for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011, 3,823 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2012, and 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2013, breaking the school record for career pass completions previously held by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

In 2013, Garoppolo, playing his senior season in head coach Dino Babers’s uptempo no-huddle offense, won the Walter Payton Award, given to the most outstanding offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision He was also named the 2013–14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year and the 2013 College Football Performance FCS National Quarterback of the Year


Season Team Passing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg
2010 Eastern Illinois 124 211 588 1,639 78 14 13 1336
2011 Eastern Illinois 217 349 622 2,644 76 20 14 1367
2012 Eastern Illinois 331 540 613 3,823 71 31 15 1342
2013 Eastern Illinois 375 568 660 5,050 89 53 9 1683
Career 1,047 1,668 628 13,156 79 118 51 1463

Professional career

NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 2+14 in
(189 m)
226 lb
(103 kg)
31 in
(079 m)
9+14 in
(023 m)
497 s 426 s 704 s 305 in
(077 m)
9 ft 2 in
(279 m)
All values from NFL Combine

Represented by Don Yee, Garoppolo was considered one of the better quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft The New England Patriots drafted him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, with the 62nd pick overall He was the first player from the Football Championship Subdivision drafted in 2014, and the highest-drafted quarterback the Patriots had selected since Drew Bledsoe was picked first overall in 1993 Garoppolo and the Patriots signed a four-year contract worth $3,483,898 ($1,103,744 guaranteed) with an $853,744 signing bonus

New England Patriots

2014 season

See also: 2014 New England Patriots season

In 2014, Garoppolo made his regular season debut in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ Week 4 41–14 road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs He led the Patriots on a scoring drive, which led to his first career passing touchdown on a 13-yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski on his first drive He finished the game completing six of seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown, with a passer rating of 1479

In his rookie season, Garoppolo played in six games He completed 19 of 27 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown with a 1012 passer rating and had 10 rushing attempts for 9 yards While Garoppolo did not take any snaps in the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX victory, he was credited with helping to prepare the Patriots’ defense for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

2015 season

Garoppolo in 2015

See also: 2015 New England Patriots season

In 2015, Garoppolo appeared in five games in relief roles He completed one of four passes for six yards on the season for a 396 passer rating

2016 season

See also: 2016 New England Patriots season

After starting quarterback Tom Brady was suspended by the league for four games for Deflategate, head coach Bill Belichick named Garoppolo the starting quarterback for the first game of the 2016 season, and he was expected to stand in for Brady for all four games Garoppolo completed 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown in a 23–21 Week 1 victory over the Arizona Cardinals He threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins before being sidelined with a shoulder injury in the second quarter of the 31–24 victory He sprained his AC joint after a hit by Dolphins’ linebacker Kiko Alonso that kept him out the next two games, giving the starting job to rookie Jacoby Brissett before Brady returned from his suspension in Week 5 In Super Bowl LI, while active for the Patriots’ 34–28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons; he was the only Patriot who did not play in the game

2017 season

During the offseason, Garoppolo was the subject of several trade rumors with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns being cited most commonly as potential suitors Ultimately, no trade occurred and Garoppolo remained with the Patriots going into the season

San Francisco 49ers

2017 season

Jimmy Garoppolo with the 49ers in 2017

See also: 2017 San Francisco 49ers season

On October 31, 2017, the Patriots traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft He made his 49ers debut in Week 12 in the final minute of the 49ers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks after starter C J Beathard suffered an injury; those were his first snaps of 2017, as he did not take the field with the Patriots in 2017 On his first play as a 49er, he rushed for six yards; on the final play of the game, he threw a 10-yard touchdown to Louis Murphy He finished the 24–13 loss completing both pass attempts for 18 yards and a touchdown

On November 28, 2017, Garoppolo was named the starter for the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears Making his first start for the 49ers on December 3, 2017, Garoppolo finished with 293 passing yards and an interception as the 49ers won 15–14 He recorded 334 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 26–16 victory over the Houston Texans in Week 14 In the next game against the Tennessee Titans, he had a season-high 381 passing yards and a touchdown in a close 25–23 win In Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 242 passing yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and his first career rushing touchdown in the 44–33 victory In the regular season finale against the Los Angeles Rams, who were resting most defensive starters to prepare for the playoffs, he accumulated 292 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 34–13 blowout 49ers’ win His victories in Weeks 13–17 gave him a 7–0 record in his first seven starts (including his two starts for New England), making him the first quarterback to do so since Ben Roethlisberger accomplished the same feat in 2004 With Garoppolo under center, the 49ers scored on 62 percent of their offensive drives, 11 percent more than the second-place New England Patriots For perspective, NFL teams scored on 35 percent of their drives in 2017, and the 49ers scored on just 29 percent of their 2017 drives without Garoppolo Garoppolo finished the 2017 season with 1,560 passing yards, seven passing touchdowns, five interceptions, 11 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown

Because Garoppolo was on the Patriots’ roster for eight games before he was traded to the 49ers, an NFC team, he was eligible for payments from the league based on the Patriots’ playoff performance; because the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII, he earned $107,000

On February 8, 2018, the 49ers and Garoppolo agreed to terms on a 5-year contract worth a maximum of $1375 million At the time of its signing, it was the largest contract in NFL history on an annual basis, surpassing that of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford It also had nearly $90 million in guarantees in the first three years, also the largest total in NFL history at the time

On April 30, 2018, his peers voted him as the 90th best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018

2018 season

Garoppolo at training camp with the 49ers, 2018

See also: 2018 San Francisco 49ers season

During Week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Garoppolo finished with 251 passing yards for two touchdowns before leaving the game with a left knee injury It was later revealed he tore his ACL, prematurely ending his season With Garoppolo sidelined, the 49ers went on to finish with a 4–12 record

2019 season

Garoppolo in a rainy game against the Washington Redskins, 2019

See also: 2019 San Francisco 49ers season

Garoppolo returned from his injury in time for the 49ers’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers In the game, he threw for 166 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the 31–17 win In the next game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Garoppolo threw for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception as the 49ers won 41–17 On Thursday Night Football in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, Garoppolo threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns as the 49ers won 28–25 In Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo threw for 248 yards, a touchdown, and an interception as the 49ers lost 27–24 in overtime The next week against the Arizona Cardinals, Garoppolo threw for 424 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions as the 49ers won 36–26 In Week 12, against the Green Bay Packers, he passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the 37–8 victory In Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, Garoppolo threw for 349 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the 48–46 win, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week In Week 17, against the Seattle Seahawks, he was 18-of-22 for 285 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the 26–21 victory, which clinched the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs for the 49ers He finished the 2019 season with 3,978 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions Garoppolo was the runner-up for NFL Comeback Player of the Year, finishing one vote behind Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill

In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, Garoppolo threw for 131 yards, one touchdown, and one interception during the 27–10 win Hampered by a knee injury, Garoppolo attempted only eight passes in the 37–20 NFC Championship victory over the Green Bay Packers, the fewest in a postseason game since Bob Griese in Super Bowl VIII, completing six for 77 yards In Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami, Florida, Garoppolo threw 31 passes, completing 20 for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during the 31–20 loss His team was up by ten points with seven minutes remaining in the game but the Chiefs later scored 21 points in five minutes to win the game He was ranked 43rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019

2020 season

See also: 2020 San Francisco 49ers season

In the 49ers’ Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Garoppolo threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the 24–20 loss The next week against the New York Jets, Garoppolo threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns before exiting the game following the first half with an ankle sprain and replaced by Nick Mullens He missed the next two games against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles before returning to the starting lineup in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins During the game, Garoppolo completed 7 passes out of 17 attempts for 77 yards and two interceptions before being benched in favor of C J Beathard at halftime The 49ers wound up losing 43–17 Head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that he benched Garoppolo because he was concerned he wasn’t fully recovered and didn’t want his injury aggravated In the following week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, Garoppolo threw for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns during the 24–16 win

In Week 7 against his former team, the New England Patriots, Garoppolo threw for 277 yards and two interceptions during the 33–6 win In Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo completed 11 of 16 passes for only 84 yards and an interception before injuring his ankle and leaving in the 4th quarter being replaced by Nick Mullens The 49ers lost 37–27 The next day, it was announced that Garoppolo would be out indefinitely due to him re-aggravating his high ankle sprain On November 5, 2020, Garoppolo was placed on injured reserve He was designated to return from injured reserve on December 22, and began practicing with the team again, but the 49ers did not activate him before the end of the season

2021 season

See also: 2021 San Francisco 49ers season

Garoppolo would start the 2021 season over the third overall pick Trey Lance In Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Garoppolo threw for 314 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble in a 41–33 victory In Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, Garoppolo threw for 254 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception while again losing a fumble in a 30–28 loss In Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo threw for 165 yards, a touchdown, and an interception before leaving in the second half due to a calf injury The 49ers would lose 28–21 and Garoppolo would miss the Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals as well In Week 8 against the Chicago Bears, Garoppolo had two rushing touchdowns to go along with 322 yards passing in a 33–22 victory In Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams, Garoppolo threw for 316 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions, but helped the 49ers rally from being down 17–3 at halftime and won 27–24 in overtime, sending the team to the playoffs Garoppolo played in 15 games, missing two games due to injury, threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and rushed for three additional touchdowns as the 49ers finished the regular season with a 10–7 record

In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys, Garoppolo threw for 172 yards and an interception in the 23–17 win In the Divisional Round, Garoppolo threw for 131 yards and an interception en route to a 13–10 upset win over the favored Green Bay Packers In the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams, Garoppolo threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, but threw a costly interception to Travin Howard in the final two minutes in the 20–17 loss

2022 season

See also: 2022 San Francisco 49ers season

During training camp former backup quarterback Trey Lance was named the starter over Garoppolo for the 2022 season Garoppolo and the 49ers agreed to a one-year contract to keep him with the team As part of the contract, he had a fully guaranteed base salary of $65 million

During Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo came into the game in the first quarter after Lance left the game with a broken ankle Garoppolo threw for 154 yards, a touchdown, and rushed for an additional touchdown in the 27–7 win After the game, it was revealed Lance’s injury was season-ending, allowing Garoppolo to retake the starting role for the remainder of the season In Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Garoppolo went for 25-of-37 passes with 303 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and one interception in 44–23 loss In the next game, Garoppolo threw 21 completions of 25 attempts for 235 yards and two touchdowns with a 1325 passer rating in a 31–14 win against the rival Los Angeles Rams

NFL career statistics

Won the Super Bowl
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck Yds Fum Lost
2014 NE 6 0 19 27 704 182 67 1 0 1012 10 9 09 0 5 36 0 0
2015 NE 5 0 1 4 250 6 15 0 0 396 5 −5 −10 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NE 6 2 2−0 43 63 683 502 80 4 0 1133 10 6 06 0 3 15 2 1
2017 NE 0 0 DNP
SF 6 5 5−0 120 178 674 1,560 88 7 5 962 15 11 07 1 8 57 1 0
2018 SF 3 3 1−2 53 89 596 718 81 5 3 900 8 33 41 0 13 97 4 0
2019 SF 16 16 13−3 329 476 691 3,978 84 27 13 1020 46 62 13 1 36 237 10 5
2020 SF 6 6 3−3 94 140 671 1,096 78 7 5 924 10 25 25 0 11 77 2 0
2021 SF 15 15 9−6 301 441 683 3,810 86 20 12 987 38 51 13 3 29 201 8 3
2022 SF 9 8 5−3 179 267 670 2,159 81 15 4 1000 19 29 15 2 16 89 3 2
Career 72 55 38−17 1,139 1,685 676 14,011 83 86 42 997 161 221 14 7 121 809 30 11


Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck Yds Fum Lost
2014 NE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NE 0 0 DNP
2016 NE 0 0
2019 SF 3 3 2−1 37 58 638 427 74 2 3 759 10 1 01 0 4 26 0 0
2021 SF 3 3 2−1 43 74 581 535 72 2 3 727 2 5 25 0 4 25 0 0
Career 7 6 4−2 80 132 606 962 73 4 6 741 12 6 05 0 8 51 0 0

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