James Richard Garoppolo, also known as Jimmy Garoppolo, is an American football quarterback currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on November 2, 1991, and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
His aspirations to play in the NFL began in Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, where he played for the Mustangs football team both as a quarterback and linebacker. He later moved on to Eastern Illinois for his college football and as a senior in the school, he broke existing school records for career passing touchdowns, career passing yards, and passing touchdowns in a single season. Still, in the 2013 season, Jimmy Garoppolo won the Walter Payton Award as the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
During the 2014 NFL Draft, he was selected by the New England Patriots and after three seasons, the Patriots traded him to the San Francisco 49ers.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s Salary
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed a 5 year, $137.5 million deal with the team on February 8, 2018. The contract included a $7 million signing bonus, $74.1 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $27.5 million. With the contract, Jimmy Garopollo became the highest-paid athlete in the history of the sport on annual basis.
The record-breaking contract means that in 2018, he earned a base salary of $6.2 million, a signing bonus of $7 million a roster bonus of $28, 150,000 and a workout bonus of $600, 000 while carrying a cap hit of $37 million and a dead cap value of $41.8 million.
Jimmy Garappolo comes from a closely-knit Italian family and he is the third among four sons born to Tony Garoppolo (father) and Denise Garoppolo (mother). The closeness of the family was evident when every single member of the unit made an effort to be present at Jimmy’s celebratory press conference after he signed the 5-year contract worth $137.5 million with the San Francisco 49ers.
His parents and brothers- Tony Jr., Mike and Billy flew from Illinois to California while the youngest of the brothers, Billy, who was at school, got the news, turned in a paper for class the next morning and drove home to join his family on a jet to the Bay Area. The family celebrated the new contract by going out to dinner in San Francisco on the night of the same day Jimmy signed the deal.
Jimmy’s older brother, Mike is also involved in football. He played as a linebacker at Western Illinois and later became a physical education and health teacher at Niles Township High Schools District 219. He became the Niles North football coach for two seasons after serving as the assistant coach the previous four seasons. Mike was also the defensive coordinator on two Vikings teams that made it to the playoffs. However, he decided to join Jimmy in California after he signed the $137.5 million contract with the 49ers.
Jimmy Garappolo is neither married to a wife nor has any child/children. He was one of the NFL players who try as much as possible to keep their personal relationships away from the public until he was spotted on the 19th of July 2018 on a date with a lady. Not just any lady but an adult film star from West Hollywood named Kiara Mia. She was born in 1977 and has acted in films like Cougars Gone Wild 2 and a pornography spoof of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Pictures of the duo having a romantic dinner were taken not long after the porn star posted a heads up for a date night on her Instagram page. Shortly after the photos went public, the internet was set on fire and the news earned Mia more popularity on adult sites, with searches of her skyrocketing to more than 200,000 in barely 24 hours.
The pair never confirmed or denied being in a relationship but the NFL star has faced a lot of criticisms for having anything to do with the porn actress.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppoo was said to have previously dated Boston-based model Alexandra King. He was rumored to be with her for sometime before they went public with their relationship shortly after Valentine with Alexandra posting a picture of them with the caption “My Valentine”. They were also pictured in March 2018 at a day out at Disneyland.
The last time Alexandra and Jimmy Garoppolo were pictured together was on March 23, 2018, and they still follow each other on social media.
Body Measurement – Height
Jimmy Garoppolo is one NFL player who possesses both a nearly perfect body and good facial looks. He is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 102 kg (225 lbs). The player’s body statistics measures thus: chest size – 44 Inches, waist – 35 inches, and biceps – 16 inches. His hazel colored eye and light brown colored hair accentuate his good looks.