Jimmy Garoppolo ran away with the money.
Garoppolosaid in February 2018 he signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension with the 49ers. This was a bold deal considering the quarterback had only started his NFL games in seven games at that point.
And after appearing at a press conference to officially announce the extension, Garoppolo disappeared.
"We haven't heard from him for weeks and weeks after he left the press conference," a member of the 49ers' coaching staff told the San Francisco Chronicle.. "He didn't return calls or texts — he basically just disappeared. And we were talking to each other, 'What happened?' Despite making the playoffs twice, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2020 and an NFC Championship loss to the Rams in January, Garoppolo took charge and struggled with consistency and accuracy, giving him a My high expectations were not met.
Garoppolo is a viable long-term solution Realizing no, San Francisco traded up to draft his eventual heir, Tralance, with the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Lance ended up starting the quarterback job ahead of his 2022 season, making Garoppolo absent again. This time it's because the 49ers are waiting to find a suitable trade his partner.