Jimmy Garoppolo made $79,000 because the Patriots are in the Super Bowl and has another $112,000 on the line

  • Jimmy Garoppolo earned a playoff bonus because the New England Patriots made the Super Bowl.
  • Garoppolo made $79,000 for the Patriots' AFC Championship win, and will make $56,000 if they lose or $112,000 if they win.


Jimmy Garoppolo continues to win, even when he's not on the New England Patriots.

Though the Patriots traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in October, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Garoppolo will still earn the playoff bonuses on his contract.

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: New England Patriots fans hold up a 'Not Done' sign during the game. The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots celebrates winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots celebrates winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots hugs head coach Doug Marrone of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shakes hands with Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars after the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is interviewed by CBS broadcaster Tracy Wolfson after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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According to Schefter, Garoppolo made $79,000 because of the Patriots' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship. He'll make $56,000 if the Patriots lose in the Super Bowl, giving him a minimum payout of $135,000, but will receive $112,000 if the Patriots win it.

According to a Huffington Post story from 2015, players who spend at least eight games with a team and don't get traded to another team within the same conference still receive the playoff bonus. Garoppolo spent exactly eight weeks with the Patriots this season before being traded.

While Garoppolo won't get the chance to receive another championship ring, he's got two already, and his breakout season with the 49ers is sure to earn him a big pay day this offseason when he hits free agency.

Overall, things worked out pretty well for both sides.

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