FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed a five-year contract with the 49ers worth a reported record-breaking $137.5 million. Garoppolo reached the deal on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, allowing the Niners to lock up their franchise quarterback without using the franchise tag and before he could become a free agent next month.
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed a five-year contract with the 49ers worth a reported record-breaking $137.5 million. Garoppolo reached the deal on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, allowing the Niners to lock up their franchise quarterback without using the franchise tag and before he could become a free agent next month. Mark J. Terrill AP / File
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed a five-year contract with the 49ers worth a reported record-breaking $137.5 million. Garoppolo reached the deal on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, allowing the Niners to lock up their franchise quarterback without using the franchise tag and before he could become a free agent next month. Mark J. Terrill AP / File

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