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Jimmy Garoppolo is an American football quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Illinois, where he set school records for career passing yards and passing touchdowns, and won the Walter Payton Award as a senior. 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, being a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams during his tenure. In 2019, he guided the 49ers to the top seed in the National Football Conference (NFC) and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV. His San Francisco tenure was also afflicted by injuries, which caused him to miss most of the 2018, 2020, and 2022 seasons. In 2023, Garoppolo signed with the Raiders after Derek Carr was released.

Birth Name

James Richard Garoppolo

Nickname

Jimmy G

Profession

Professional Football Quarterback

Shirt Number

10 – Las Vegas Raiders

Playing Position

Quarterback

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jimmy Garoppolo was born on the 2nd of November 1991, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States.

Age

He’s currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

White

He has Italian, Polish, and German ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

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Education

Jimmy attended Rolling Meadows High School and later went to Eastern Illinois University.

Family Details

  • Father – Tony Garoppolo, Sr. (Retired electrician)
  • Mother – Denise (née Malec)
  • Siblings –  Tony Garoppolo, Jr. (Older Brother) (Architect), Mike Garoppolo (Older Brother) (Teacher), Billy Garoppolo (Younger Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jimmy Garoppolo has dated –

Jimmy has largely opted to keep his personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 188 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 102 kg
  • In Pounds – 225 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 12 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Jimmy became known as an American football quarterback who plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). From 2014 to 2017, Garoppolo previously played for the New England Patriots.

Professional Career

From 2010 to 2013, Garoppolo played football for the Eastern Illinois Panthers. 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.

Jimmy was considered one of the better quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft. In 2014, He was the first player from the Football Championship Subdivision drafted and the highest-drafted quarterback the Patriots had selected since Drew Bledsoe was picked first overall in 1993. 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.

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. On November 28, 2017, Garoppolo was named the starter for the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears.On February 8, 2018, the 49ers and Garoppolo agreed to terms on a 5-year contract worth a maximum of $137.5 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.

Garoppolo would start the 2021 season over the third overall pick Trey Lance. 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. 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 $6.5 million.

Brand Endorsements

Garoppolo has done endorsement work for several brands such as Jordan Brand, Levis, The Luxury Collection, Men’s Wearhouse, Bose, New Era Cap.

Jimmy Garoppolo Net worth

Jimmy Garoppolo has an estimated net worth of $55 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Jimmy Garoppolo

  • 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.
  • From 2010 to 2013, Garoppolo played football for the Eastern Illinois Panthers. He breaking the school record for career pass completions previously held by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
  • During his rookie season with the New England Patriots, he played in 6 games, completed 19 out of 27 passes for 182 yards, and a touchdown with a 101.2 passer rating with 10 rushing attempts for 9 yards.
  • In 2015, Garoppolo appeared in five games in relief roles. He completed one of four passes for six yards on the season for a 39.6 passer rating.
  • On October 31, 2017, the Patriots traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for the team’s second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In week 12, he made his debut match against Seattle Seahawks.
  • 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.
  • On April 30, 2018, his peers voted him as the 90th best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
  • In December 2022, Jimmy injured his foot during a match and was later ruled out for 7-8 weeks.
  • On March 17, 2023, Garoppolo signed a three-year, $67.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.
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