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The future looks bright in San Francisco, and John Lynch hopes that’s apparent to upcoming free agents.

The 49ers general manager secured the services of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a reported five years and $137.5 million, and now he’s turning his attention to the open market.

The team will have an estimated $77 million to spend in free agency and is poised to be an active participant.

“We’re fully aware of all the work we have to do. This was a big piece,” Lynch said of signing Garoppolo to an extension, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

“Heading into free agency this is a big deal. It’s 75 degrees and sunny outside. We have this guy. Who wouldn’t want to be here.”

The 49ers finished 2017 on a five-game winning streak with Garoppolo under center and will certainly be a popular dark-horse pick with pundits entering 2018.


The San Francisco 49ers made what could be the biggest move of the NFL offseason Thursday, signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year contract.

The deal is worth $137.5 million, a source told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

That figure would make Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history in terms of average annual value, according to Garafolo, surpassing Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, who signed a five-year, $135-million extension last August.

The 26-year-old blossomed after being traded from the New England Patriots in 2017, leading the 49ers to victories in each of his five starts to finish the season. Over that stretch, he completed more than 67 percent of his passes for 1,560 yards and seven touchdowns.

Negotiations continue between the San Francisco 49ers and their quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Niners traded for the impending free agent during the season and know they’ve acquired their quarterback of the future. Now, the franchise is working hard to lock him up long term.

“We believe we found the right guy,” general manager John Lynch said Wednesday on NFL Network, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Now, the challenge is getting Jimmy signed. We’re working hard towards that. We’ll see. I think he wants to be with us and we want him there. So I think it makes too much sense not to happen.”

Once Garoppolo suited up for the Niners, he made an immediate impact. His second throw with the team was a touchdown pass, as he took over a one-win club in Week 13 and led them to five consecutive victories to end the season.

Lynch previously stated his desire to sign the quarterback on a long-term deal in his season-ending press conference, and the franchise is still making moves to secure that future some three weeks on.


The New England Patriots‘ power trio of owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady plan to meet after the season to clear the air, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Together, they have denied any reported tension between them, but they plan to address any lingering issues that have arisen after the trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the reported revoked access of Brady’s personal trainer Alex Guerrero.


The New England Patriots continue to distance themselves from ESPN’s Seth Wickersham‘s report of dissension within the team.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made a radio appearance Tuesday morning and rejected the notion that he celebrated the trade of backup Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in October.

Wickersham reported that Brady “seemed liberated” and was spotted at practice “hollering and cajoling” after the deal was made.

“I think that’s just such a poor characterization of anything. In 18 years, I’ve never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut,” Brady said on WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan Show, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports. “I would say that’s disappointing to hear that someone would express that, or a writer would express that, because it’s so far from what my beliefs are about my teammates.”

Brady went on to share that he maintains relationships with many of his former backups.

“I would never, ever feel that way about when Jimmy got traded, when Jacoby (Brissett) got traded. I’ve kept in touch with all those guys,” he said. “When Matt Cassel was gone. All these guys I’ve worked with, I felt like I had such a great relationship with all the quarterbacks I’ve worked with. I kept in touch with basically everybody. So to characterize that as a certain way is just completely, completely wrong.”

In the days since the ESPN story came to light, the Patriots released a joint statement from Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft denying any suggestion of a rift among the trio. Belichick also confirmed that he intends to return to the Patriots, despite reports to the contrary.

“I think it’s up to everybody to believe what they want to believe,” Brady said.


New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has responded to reports about the genesis of the team’s trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

It was reported last week that Belichick was handed a mandate from owner Robert Kraft to trade Garoppolo in an effort to alleviate any concerns star quarterback Tom Brady may have about his future with the team.

“Yeah, we’ve never done that,” Belichick said Monday on WEEI radio. “We talked about things organizationally and make organizational decisions.”

Belichick denied that portion of the report and reiterated that he, Brady, and Kraft remain unified.

“I was informed of some of the things that were in the article. Based on some quotes and some things that were pointed out, yeah. I feel they were inaccurate and I am 100 percent with Robert and Tom in that statement. One hundred percent,” Belichick said.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and team owner Robert Kraft released a joint statement Friday denying recent reports that conflicts and tension have disrupted the heralded trio’s working relationship – reports that include an in-depth piece from ESPN’s Seth Wickersham.

The statement calls unspecified elements of those reports “unsubstantiated, highly exaggerated, or flat-out inaccurate,” and the three maintain that their focus remains on the postseason and “the opportunity to work together in the future.”

The ESPN article reports several conflicts between the three individuals, including a long meeting between Kraft and Belichick over the future of former Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Wickersham reports that meeting ended with Kraft insisting Belichick had to part ways with the young quarterback, and New England eventually traded him to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round draft pick.

The article also outlined the strain caused by the close relationship between Brady and personal trainer Alex Guerrero, who is apparently at odds with Belichick and has caused serious friction within the Patriots organization. Guerrero also reportedly refused to treat Garoppolo when the quarterback hurt his shoulder in 2016.