These Pro Athletes Will Get Paid More Than Anyone Else in 2018

What athletes are making the most bank in 2018? Consider this list your definitive guide.

Highest Paid NFL Player in 2018: Jimmy Garoppolo

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Highest Paid NFL Player in 2018: Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has only tossed 12 NFL touchdowns to date, yet he's now the highest paid player in the league.

The 49ers saw enough promise from Jimmy G in 2017 to reward him with a five-year, $137.5 million contract earlier this offseason.

While Garropolo's base salary will "only" be $6.2 million in 2018, he's already received a $28 million roster bonus this year.

That raises his 2018 cap hit to $37 million, far and away the largest in the NFL.

His base salary will jump to $17.2 million in 2019 and $23.8 million in 2020. Not bad for a guy who had no FBS offers coming out of high school.

The 26-year-old spent his first three seasons backing up Tom Brady in New England before the Niners made him their franchise QB.

He started five games for San Francisco in 2017, winning all five.

He completed 67.4 percent of his passes and threw 7 TDs and 5 interceptions.

Garoppolo played college football at Eastern Illinois and threw for over 13,000 yards in four seasons.


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