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Note: This story was updated to reflect accurate information regarding Jimmy Garoppolo’s playoff bonuses.

Jimmy Garoppolo probably wants to see his former teammates on the Patriots get another Super Bowl ring anyway. But there’s also some money in it for him.

According to new reports, the 49ers quarterback already has an AFC Championship bonus coming his way due to the Patriots’ win. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Garoppolo’s bonus at $79,000 via Twitter on Sunday, but this is an incorrect figure.

Miguel Benzan, who runs and writes for the Boston Sports Journal, quickly corrected Schefter, whose number included a $28,000 bonus for the AFC Divisional Round. Per Article 37 of the CBA, Garoppolo doesn’t qualify for a Divisional round bonus because he wasn’t on the Patriots’ active/inactive roster or IR for that game. His 49ers teammate, fellow ex-Patriot Cassius Marsh, also doesn’t qualify for this reason.

But Garoppolo does qualify for conference championship and Super Bowl bonuses, because he and Marsh were both on the Patriots’ roster for at least eight games in the regular season.

In a nutshell, his total bonus so far is actually just $51,000 for the AFC Championship.

Now, if the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, Garoppolo will make another $112,000. If they lose, he still gets $56,000. So he will end up making either $107,000 or $163,000.

Nice chunk of change for a guy who’s in San Francisco now, but that number could end up being meager by his standards.

Jimmy Garoppolo (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jimmy Garoppolo (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jimmy G Looking To Get Paid

Garoppolo played reasonably well in five starts for the 49ers after the Patriots traded him there for a 2018 second-round pick. He went 5-0 and posted a 94.0 passer rating in his starts.

He likely already earned himself a lucrative long-term contract with the 49ers, if not elsewhere, after the 2017 season. His exit from New England became one of the biggest subjects of Seth Wickersham’s controversial story on internal friction between the Patriots’ major figures.

Like it or not, the Garoppolo trade is going to be talked about for as long as he’s playing for other teams in the NFL. Or as long as the Patriots take to find Tom Brady’s true successor. But there’s plenty of time for that – the Pats have a Super Bowl to win.

And Garoppolo is almost certainly rooting for them to finish the job.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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