When Trey Lance suffered a season-ending injury in the first quarter of the San Francisco 49ers' 27-7 victory against the Seattle Seahawks on September 18
the choice to keep quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the roster appeared to have paid off.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the 49ers had intended to sell Garoppolo after the 2018 season finished and start Lance, the third overall choice in the 2021 draft.
San Francisco secured Garoppolo as its back-up quarterback on August 29 with a modified deal since the trade never materialized.
According to NFL.com, Garoppolo's new contract is for $6.5 million with a $16 million potential incentive cap.
The starting quarterback for the 49ers for the most of the previous five seasons was Jimmy Garoppolo, who has experienced a number of ailments of his own.