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Jimmy Garoppolo has a lucrative bonus structure in place

It didn’t take long before Jimmy Garoppolo took over the role of starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

Trey LanceThe season-ending ankle injury paved the way for his return to the top of the depth chart.

More importantly, he led the 49ers to victory over the Seattle Seahawks, 27-7.

But in addition to getting his job back, Garoppolo also earned a nice financial incentive from the victory.

Bleacher Report tweeted, “Jimmy Garoppolo will earn $250,000 for every game he plays over 25% offensive snaps PLUS an additional $100,000 if the 49ers win the game.”

This lucrative incentive scheme is part of the Niners’ restructuring of Garoppolo’s contract.

Earlier in the offseason, the veteran quarterback had a base salary of $24 million.

However, that was a hefty amount for a backup after the 49ers opted to have Lance as a starter.

San Francisco was able to keep Garoppolo by reducing his base salary to $6.5 million, but sweetened the deal with an incentive contract.

Other incentives for Garoppolo

Besides his base salary, Garoppolo could get up to $500,000 in roster bonuses per game.

Breaking that down further, he receives $29,000 for every game he is active in during the regular season.

Garoppolo could earn an additional $500,000 if he takes at least 50% of the offensive snaps in a playoff game.

This same incentive will occur if he meets the same conditions in the NFC Championship Game.

He will earn an additional $500,000 if the 49ers win the National Football Conference.

Finally, he will receive a $1 million salary if he plays at least 50% of the offensive shots in Super Bowl LVII.

Garoppolo can make more money if the 49ers beat the Denver Broncos in Week 3.