Jimmy Garoppolo is an American football quarterback with Italian roots who plays professionally for the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo was selected by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He is characterized by his top-notch passing skills and his ability to control the game. Jimmy Garoppolo biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life present some important happenings in the profile and career of this amazing sportsman—from his childhood to date.
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Jimmy Garoppolo Biography Facts, Age, Parents, Family, Wife
- Full Name: James Richard Garoppolo
- Date of Birth: 2nd November 1991
- Place of Birth: Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
- Age: 28 Years old
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: American, Italian
- Occupation: American Footballer
- League: NFL
- NFL Debut: Kansas City Chiefs (2016)
- Current Team: San Francisco 49ers
- Position: Quarterback
- Kit Number: #28
- Net Worth: $25 million
- Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.88 m)
- Weight: 102 kg (225 lb)
- High School: Rolling Meadows High School
- College: University of Eastern Illinois
- Mother: Denise (née Malec) Garoppolo
- Father: Tony Garoppolo, Sr.
- Brothers: Tony Garoppolo Jr.; Mike Garoppolo; Billy Garoppolo
- Marital Status: Single
- Partner: Alexandra King
Jimmy Garoppolo Childhood Story, Family Background & Early Life
James Richard Garoppolo is one of four sons born on 2 November 1991, to an American family with Italian roots in the Illinois state, USA, to his father Tony Garoppolo and mother Denise Garoppolo. His paternal grandparents migrated from Italy to the United States and settled there while his maternal grandparents were immigrants from Poland and Germany.
Jimmy Garoppolo had a somewhat comfortable childhood since his father was an electrician who could provide adequately for his family. He attended the Rolling Meadows High School and played football on the school team. Garoppolo featured as a quarterback and provided some interesting figures while he played.
Jimmy Garoppolo College Football Career & Achievements
Jimmy Garoppolo attended the University of Eastern Illinois and featured for the Panthers. He became a starter in his freshman year and kept up till his finals. In his freshman year, he won the All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honours and broke a school-level record in his finals for completing over 5,000 passing yards in a single season. He won the 2013 Walter Payton Award, designated to the most exceptional offensive player in the Division; the 2013 FCS National Quarterback of the Year and the 2013–14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year. Through his tenure with the Panthers, Garoppolo tallied over 12,000 passing yards and 118 touchdowns.
Jimmy Garoppolo Professional/NFL Career, Achievements & Awards
New England Patriots (2014–2017)
Jimmy Garoppolo became the 62nd player to be selected in the 2014 NFL draft and was viewed as one of the quarterback raw talents to look forward to. In fact, he was the New England Patriots earliest quarterback selection since 1993. Soon he signed a $3.48 million 4-year deal with the Patriots. He made his professional debut against Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th week of the 2014 regular season where he headed the Patriots on a scoring drive as he scored his career’s premiere touchdown. He completed the 2014 regular season with 19 passes out of 27 attempted for 182 yards, 1 touchdown and 10 rushing attempts in 6 appearances. The New England Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl XLIX without an appearance from Garoppolo.
Garoppolo continued as a relief player through the 2015 season and got involved only in five games, all as a relief. While he attempted 4 passes, he could only manage to complete one for six yards. Due to Tom Brady’s suspension for the Patriots’ ball deflation involvement “Deflategate scandal“, Garoppolo emerged as the starting quarterback for Brady’s 4-game suspension into the 2016 season but was dropped again before Brady’s return due to an injury. In two games which he started, he was able to record 24 from 33 passes attempted for 498 yards as well as recording 4 touchdowns. He returned to action during the Super Bowl LI 6-point difference win over the Falcons.
Garoppolo started the following season with the Patriots but was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in October 2017.
San Francisco 49ers (2017–present)
Garoppolo debuted for the 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks and made his maiden start the following week against Chicago Bears. He started the following two games and scored his career’s premiere rushing touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Garoppolo became the 1st player in a long time to keep a winning record all through his career’s 1st seven consecutive starts. The 2017 season ended well for Garoppolo with 5 interceptions, 11 rushing yards, 7 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown and 1,560 passing yards. He earned recognition as the 90th on the list of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018 voted by fellow players.
Grappolo signed a contract extension with the 49ers worth $137.5 million which at the time was the biggest contract in the NFL. With just three games into the 2018 season, Garoppolo was forced out of football action due to an injury which kept him out for the rest of the season. In his 1st season away from the action for the 49ers, they suffered a 4–12 record through the season.
Garoppolo was involved in the opening fixture of the 2019 season as he returned from injury just soon enough. He scored a touchdown, recorded an interception and threw for 166 yards as the 49ers triumphed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 14 points. He continued to display his quality consistently till the 14th week of the regular season when he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the New Orleans Saints. In the game, he scored 4 touchdowns, threw for 349 yards and recorded an interception. He established himself as a notable comeback player following an injury-ridden 2018 season with 27 touchdowns, 3,978 passing yards and 13 interceptions.
During the 2019 Playoffs, Garoppolo and the 49ers featured in the Super Bowl LIV, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs within just 7 minutes as the Chiefs returned and surpassed a 10 point deficit.
Jimmy Garoppolo Net Worth, Salary, Sponsorships & Endorsements
As of 2019, Jimmy Garoppolo’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million with a $27 million per year deal he signed with San Francisco 49ers in 2018. He has endorsement deals worth $200,000 from sponsors like Bose, New Era and Nike. He signed an agency deal with Yee&Dubin and Don Yee stands as his personal agent. Don Yee is the same agent behind Tom Brady‘s successful career.
Jimmy Garoppolo Personal life Relationships & Trivia
Jimmy Garoppolo is quite a reserved person away from the pitch. He’s pretty secretive about his personal life but tips, rumours and the media have it that he is in a relationship with Boston model Alexandra King. Although Alexandra King is a socially active person, Garoppolo is not active on any social media platform. As a former teammate of Patriots quarterback legend Tom Brady who’s been married for years, Garoppolo has been asked by the media as to what personal life experiences they’d shared together especially as regards love life. But Jimmy’s decided to keep it a top secret and wouldn’t tell it.
On many occasions, he’s been admired by fans because of his looks. Jimmy had regarded his good looks to his parents and his Italian ancestry.
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