Jimmy Garoppolo has the best of both worlds.
Despite missing the playoffs with his current team, the 49ers, this season, Garoppolo is still getting paid for the postseason performance of his former team. According to CBS Sports, the 26-year-old received $51,000 for the Patriots’ divisional-round win over the Titans because he was on the team’s active roster for at least eight games and is now on an NFC team.
Garoppolo also received $56,000 for New England’s victory over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship — and will take home another $56,000 if the team defends their title against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
The potential $163,000 payout holds true for 49ers defensive end Cassius Marsh, who was released by the Patriots in November.
Garoppolo was dealt to the then-winless 49ers at the trade deadline in late October. After three seasons as a backup in New England, he took over as San Francisco’s starting quarterback and finished the season undefeated. In his five victories, Garoppolo led two final-second, game-winning drives and threw for 1,560 yards and seven touchdowns.