Jimmy Garoppolo: Bio, family, net worth

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Jimmy Garoppolo is an American football player. He currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL as a quarterback.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Biography

Childhood and School life

Garoppolo was born and grew up in the Illinois city of Arlington Heights. He is the third of Denise and Tony Garoppolo Sr’s four sons. Tony Sr. used to be an electrician. Tony Garoppolo Jr., who is an architect, and Mike Garoppolo, who is a teacher, are his older brothers. His younger brother, Billy Garoppolo, is also named Tony. He comes from a “close-knit, big Italian family.” His paternal grandparents, Anthony and Rose Garoppolo were both from Italy. His maternal grandparents, Theodore J. Malec and Harriet D. Seidel were from Poland and Germany, respectively.

He went to Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows, where he played for the Mustangs football team as quarterback and linebacker. During his junior and senior years, he was the quarterback for 19 games and threw for 3,136 yards and 25 touchdowns. Garoppolo was also a pitcher for Rolling Meadows High School. “Baseball was my first love when I was a little kid,” he said. Garoppolo was a two-star recruit who chose to play football at Eastern Illinois instead of Illinois State or Montana State.

Jimmy Garoppolo College Career

From 2010 to 2013, Garoppolo played football for the Eastern Illinois Panthers.  In his first season, he started eight games, threw for 1,639 yards and 14 touchdowns, and was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team. He played for head coach Bob Spoo. He went on to start every other game at Eastern Illinois, passing for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011, 3,823 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2012, and 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2013. In 2013, he broke the school record for career pass completions, which had been held by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

In 2013, Garoppolo won the Walter Payton Award as the best offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision. He did this while playing his senior year in head coach Dino Babers’ fast-paced, no-huddle offense. He was also named the 2013–14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year and the 2013 FCS National Quarterback of the Year by College Football Performance.

College Career Stats

Season Team Passing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg
2010 Eastern Illinois 124 211 58.8 1,639 7.8 14 13 133.6
2011 Eastern Illinois 217 349 62.2 2,644 7.6 20 14 136.7
2012 Eastern Illinois 331 540 61.3 3,823 7.1 31 15 134.2
2013 Eastern Illinois 375 568 66.0 5,050 8.9 53 9 168.3
Career 1,047 1,668 62.8 13,156 7.9 118 51 146.3

NFL Career

Jimmy Garoppolo with New England Patriots 

In 2014, Garoppolo made his first appearance during the regular season in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 41–14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 4. He led the Patriots on a scoring drive, and on his first drive, he threw his first touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski, who caught it from 13 yards out. At the end of the game, he had a passer rating of 147.9 after completing six of seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown.

Garoppolo played in six games during his first season as a starter. He had a 101.2 passer rating and completed 19 of 27 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He also ran 10 times for 9 yards. Even though Garoppolo didn’t play a single snap in the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX win, he was credited with helping the Patriots’ defense get ready for Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

Garoppolo came in to help out in five games in 2015. He was only able to complete one of four passes this season, for a total of six yards and a 39.6 passer rating.

After the league suspended starting quarterback Tom Brady for four games because of the Deflategate scandal, head coach Bill Belichick made Garoppolo the starter for the first game of the 2016 season. Garoppolo was expected to fill in for Brady for all four games. In the first game of the season, the 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals 23–21. Garoppolo completed 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown.

In Week 2, against the Miami Dolphins, he threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns before getting hurt in the shoulder in the second quarter of the 31–24 win. After getting hit by Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, he sprained his AC joint, which kept him out of the next two games. Rookie Jacoby Brissett took over as the starting quarterback until Brady got back from his suspension in Week 5. Even though he was on the field when the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34–28 in overtime in Super Bowl LI, he was the only Patriot who did not play in the game.

During the offseason, there were rumors that Garoppolo would be traded. The Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns were most often named as teams that might be interested. In the end, there was no trade, and Garoppolo stayed with the Patriots for the start of the 2017 season.


Jimmy Garoppolo with San Francisco 49ers

On October 31, 2017, the Patriots traded quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round draught pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. After starter C. J. Beathard suffered an injury, he made his 49ers debut in the last minute of Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks on November 26. He took his first snaps of the season. On his first play with the 49ers, he gained six yards on the ground, and on the final play of the game, he threw a touchdown pass of 10 yards to Louis Murphy. He completed both of his passes for 18 yards and a touchdown in the 24–13 loss he suffered.

Garoppolo was designated the starting quarterback for the 49ers’ Week 13 matchup with the Chicago Bears on November 28, 2017. On his debut start for the 49ers on December 3, 2017, Garoppolo threw for 293 yards and an interception as the 49ers defeated the Cardinals 15–14. In Week 14’s 26–16 victory over the Houston Texans, he threw for 334 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

In his next game against the Tennessee Titans, he recorded a season-high 381 passing yards and a touchdown in a 25–23 victory. In Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he threw for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, and scored the first rushing touchdown of his career en route to a 44–33 victory. In the final game of the regular season against the Los Angeles Rams, who rested most of their defensive players in preparation for the playoffs, he threw for 292 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 34–13 blowout victory for the San Francisco 49ers.

His triumphs in Weeks 13–17 gave him a 7–0 record in his first seven starts (counting the two he made for New England), making him the first quarterback to accomplish this feat since Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. With Garoppolo at quarterback, the 49ers scored touchdowns on 62% of their offensive possessions, which is 11% more than the second-place New England Patriots. In comparison, NFL teams scored 35% of their possessions in 2017, whereas the 49ers scored 29% of their drives in 2017 without Garoppolo. Garoppolo concluded the 2017 season with 1,560 yards passing, seven passing touchdowns, five interceptions, 11 running yards, and one rushing touchdown.

Because Garoppolo was on the Patriots’ roster for eight games before being transferred to the 49ers, an NFC team, he was entitled to rewards from the league based on the Patriots’ performance in the playoffs; because the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII, he received $107,000.

On February 8, 2018, the 49ers and Garoppolo reached an agreement on a five-year, maximum $137.5 million contract. At the time of its signing, it was the richest annual contract in NFL history, surpassing that of quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions. In addition, the contract included roughly $90 million in guarantees over the first three years, the highest figure in NFL history at the time.

On April 30, 2018, his peers ranked him as the ninetieth best player in the NFL’s Top 100 Players list.

Garoppolo threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs before departing the game with a left knee injury. Later, it was discovered that he had torn his ACL, prematurely terminating his season. The 49ers went on to finish with a 4–12 record without Garoppolo.

Garoppolo recovered in time for the 49ers’ season-opening game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the 31–17 victory, he threw for 166 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Garoppolo passed for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the 49ers’ 41–17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the subsequent game. Garoppolo passed for 317 yards and four touchdowns as the 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28–25 during Week 9’s Thursday Night Football. Garoppolo passed for 248 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during the 49ers’ 27–24 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. Garoppolo passed for 424 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 49ers’ 36–26 victory against the Arizona Cardinals the next week.

In Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers, he passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 37–8 win. In Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, Garoppolo passed for 349 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception en route to a 48–46 victory, which earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In Week 17, against the Seattle Seahawks, he completed 18 of 22 passes for 285 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in a 26–21 victory that clinched the NFC West and gave the 49ers home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. He completed the 2019 campaign with 3,978 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes, and 13 interceptions. Garoppolo finished second for NFL Comeback Player of the Year, one vote behind Ryan Tannehill of the Titans.

Garoppolo threw for 131 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 27–10 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Garoppolo’s eight throw attempts in the 37–20 NFC Championship victory over the Green Bay Packers, the fewest in a postseason game since Bob Griese in Super Bowl VIII, were the fewest in a playoff game since Joe Montana’s six completions in Super Bowl VIII. During the Chiefs’ 31–20 victory in Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida, Garoppolo completed 20 of 31 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. His side led by ten points with seven minutes left in the game, but the Chiefs scored 21 points in the final five minutes to win. On the 2019 NFL Top 100 Players list, he was ranked 43rd by his fellow players.

Garoppolo passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 24–20 Week 1 loss over the Arizona Cardinals. Garoppolo threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns the next week against the New York Jets before suffering an ankle sprain in the first half and being replaced by Nick Mullens. He missed the following two games against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles before returning to the starting lineup against the Miami Dolphins in week 5.

During the game, Garoppolo completed 7 of 17 throws for 77 yards and two interceptions before being replaced at halftime by C. J. Beathard. The 49ers lost 43–17 in the end. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan explained that he benched Garoppolo because he feared he hadn’t fully recovered from his injury and didn’t want it to be worsened. Garoppolo passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns in a 24–16 victory against the Los Angeles Rams the following week.

In week seven against his former team, the New England Patriots, Garoppolo threw for 277 yards and two interceptions en route to a 33–6 victory. In Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo completed 11 of 16 passes for 84 yards and one interception before suffering an ankle injury and being replaced by Mullens in the fourth quarter. The 49ers fell 37–27. The next day, it was reported that Garoppolo will be absent indefinitely after worsening his high ankle sprain again. Garoppolo was placed on the injured reserve list on November 5, 2020. He was designated to return from injured reserve on December 22 and resumed team practices, but the 49ers did not activate him before the end of the season.

Garoppolo would begin the 2021 season ahead of the third overall pick, Trey Lance. In Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Garoppolo threw for 314 yards and a score despite losing a fumble en route to a 41–33 victory. In Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, Garoppolo passed for 254 yards, two touchdowns, an interception, and lost a fumble in losing 30–28. In Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo passed for 165 yards, a touchdown, and an interception before exiting with a calf injury.

The 49ers would fall to the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 28–21, and Garoppolo would also miss Week 5’s contest. Garoppolo had two rushing touchdowns and 322 throwing yards in a 33–22 victory against the Chicago Bears in week eight. In Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams, Garoppolo passed for 316 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. However, he helped the 49ers rally from a 17–3 halftime deficit to win 27–24 in overtime and advance to the playoffs. Garoppolo participated in 15 games, missed two games due to injury, threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, and rushed for three more touchdowns as the 49ers concluded the regular season with a 10–7 record.

In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys, Garoppolo threw for 172 yards and an interception while leading the Patriots to a 23–17 victory. Garoppolo passed for 131 yards and an interception in the Divisional Round on way to a 13–10 upset victory over the fancied Green Bay Packers. Garoppolo threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship, but in the closing two minutes of the 20–17 loss, he threw a costly interception to Travin Howard.

Garoppolo was replaced as the starting quarterback for the 2022 season by former backup quarterback Trey Lance during training camp. Garoppolo and the 49ers agreed to a one-year contract in order to keep him on the team. The contract stipulated a basic salary of $6.5 million that was fully guaranteed.

Garoppolo entered the game in the first quarter of Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks when Lance left with a broken ankle. In the 27–7 victory, Garoppolo passed for 154 yards and a touchdown and ran for an additional score on the ground. Lance’s injury was revealed to be season-ending after the game, allowing Garoppolo to reclaim the starting quarterback position for the remainder of the season. In Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Garoppolo completed 25 of 37 passes for 303 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 44–23 defeat.

The following week, in a 31–14 victory against the rival Los Angeles Rams, Garoppolo completed 21 of 25 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and a passer rating of 132.5. Garoppolo suffered a foot injury in the first quarter of Week 13’s game against the Miami Dolphins and was initially anticipated to require season-ending surgery. The club won 33–17 following Brock Purdy’s rookie performance. On December 6, 2022, however, ESPN announced that Garoppolo did not sustain a Lisfranc foot injury and had a return timeframe of 7-8 weeks.


Bio / Wiki

Full name

James Richard Garoppolo


Jimmy GQ


American football player


NFL Debut

2014- New England Patriots

Jersey Number




Current Team

San Francisco 49ers

Personal Life

Date of birth

2 November 1991


31 years

Zodiac Sign



jimmy garoppolo signature



Born place

Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States


Arlington Heights

School / College / University

Eastern Illinois University

Educational Qualification




Race or Ethnicity


Food habits



Listening to music, Watching movies


No tattoo on his body.

Physical Stats & more


In feet: 6′ 2″

In meters: 1.88 lbs


In kilograms: 102 kg

In pounds: 225 lbs

Body measurements

Chest: 44 ”

Waist: 32″

Biceps: 15″

Shoe size

11 US

Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown


Spouse or Wife



Tony Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo and his father Tony Garoppolo
Jimmy and his father Tony Garoppolo


Denise Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo and his mother Denise Garoppolo
Jimmy and his mother Denise Garoppolo


Mike Garoppolo (brother)

Jimmy Garoppolo and his brother Mike Garoppolo
Jimmy and his brother Mike Garoppolo

Jimmy garoppolo with brother Mike Garoppolo

Tony Garoppolo (younger brother)

Jimmy Garoppolo with brother Tony Garoppolo

Billy Garoppolo (Brother)

Jimmy Garoppolo brother Billy Garoppolo Jimmy Garoppolo with brother Billy Garoppolo





Relationship & more

Marital Status


Marriage Date


Affairs or girlfriends

Alexandra King (Rumor)

Jimmy Garoppolo and his girlfriend Alexandra King
Jimmy and his girlfriend Alexandra King

Kiara Mia (Rumor)

Jimmy Garoppolo's ex-girlfriend Kiara Mia
Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend Kiara Mia

Favorite Things

Favorite Color


Favorite Food


Favorite Actor


Favorite Actress


Favorite Destination


Favorite Movie


Money Factor

Net Worth

$112 million

Source of income

Playing American football

Car Collections

Tony Garoppolo and his Car
Tony and his Car


Jimmy Garoppolo's house
Jimmy’s house


Jimmy Garoppolo and his pet dog
Jimmy and his pet dog

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Jimmy Garoppolo Interesting Facts

At every level of football, Jimmy Garoppolo has been a backup quarterback.
He became well-known as a backup quarterback for the famous Tom Brady, who was one of his heroes. When Brady was suspended or otherwise unable to play, he did a good job. It can be hard to be a backup in football, but Garoppolo was able to do well because he has been a backup at every level.

He did not start right away as a quarterback in junior high. Instead, he was a running back. His coaches had seen how good his arm was, and when one of his teammates got hurt, they gave him a chance. He was very good at the game, and during his junior and senior years, he played 19 games as a quarterback.

Jimmy G was in the same position in college and the NFL. He got one of his chances after the infamous “Deflategate” scandal, which led to the suspension of his team’s starting quarterback, Tom Brady.

Before the draught, Jimmy Garoppolo’s family had never been to New York.
Before he joined the army, no one in his family had been to New York. When his older brother talked about the NFL Draft, he said that no one in the family, not even their parents, had ever been to New York before.

When the whole family went to the city for the first time and got to meet some of the biggest names in the game, it was amazing and surreal.

When he was younger, Jimmy Garoppolo played soccer, basketball, and baseball.
In his younger years, he didn’t always play football. He played soccer, basketball, and baseball when he was a kid in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago. Even though he played baseball and soccer, he always wanted to play football, even though his parents told him not to.

Even though he was a rebel and liked to win, he still found a way to play and push the limits. He would bring a football to soccer practice so he could play with it.

When he was in high school, he played baseball. He soon got tired of pitching, but he still wanted to throw a ball. His love of football led him to the sport in the end.

Bob Spoo was the reason why Jimmy Garoppolo chose to play for Eastern Illinois.
When it came time to choose a college, he had offers from different camps, including scholarships from Illinois State and Montana State. After being impressed by head coach Bob Spoo and offensive coordinator Roy Wittke during his weekend recruiting trip, he ended up giving a verbal commitment to the Eastern Illinois University Panthers.

Jimmy doesn’t talk much about the people he dates.
Since his famous date with pornstar Kiara Mia, and maybe because of it, he has kept his dating life pretty quiet. He called the media attention around the date a “learning experience.”

In the past, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was linked to Boston model Alexandra King. He denied it, even though photos showed them getting close to each other. After he supposedly broke up with King, she made headlines when she seemed to celebrate his season-ending ACL injury by posting a cryptic message with the word “Karma” on her now-deleted Instagram account.

In 2013, the Walter Payton Award went to Jimmy Garoppolo.
He won the Water Payton award in 2013 when he was the quarterback for Eastern Illinois. The Walter Payton award is like the Heisman for the Football Championship Subdivision.

Jimmy Garoppolo was the second player from Eastern Illinois University to win the award. Tony Romo, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and won the award in 2002, was the first.

Jimmy Garoppolo has had a hard time getting away from the idea that he gets hurt a lot.
Even though he has only had two big injuries, they were big enough to give him the label of being injury-prone. In 2016, on his second NFL start, he tore a ligament in the shoulder he used to throw with. At the 10th start of his career, he tore the ACL in his left knee, which put an end to his season.

Analysts think that he is likely to get hurt because of these two injuries, but he has denied this in several interviews.

Jimmy Garoppolo is a very humble and grounded person.
He has quickly become one of the most famous players in the NFL. He was scouted as an underdog and was a backup for a few years, but now he is one of the best players in the league. When he signed the record-setting deal with the 49ers in 2018, many people would have understood if he had bragged about it. After all, NFL players often do this. But because of how he was raised, he has stayed pretty quiet. His parents and brothers kept him grounded and humble while he was growing up in a middle-class Italian family in Chicago. He kept this way of thinking with him through high school, college, and the NFL.

Jimmy Garoppolo’s style of play is mostly based on Tom Brady‘s.
He may have been Brady’s backup for a few years, but it wasn’t a mistake that he was hired to replace him. Garoppolo has always liked the way Brady plays, and he has based his own moves on those of the legendary quarterback. When he was in high school, one of his coaches, Jeff Christensen, would always tell him to “be like Brady.” Christensen would bring a laptop to workouts with Brady’s best videos on it, and Garoppolo would try to copy his moves.

Jimmy Garoppolo went out with pornstar Kiara Mia on a date.
The world was shocked when 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was seen with adult performer Kiara Mia. The two people met on social media, and Mia said it was a real date and that she wasn’t paid to be there. When football fans, especially 49ers fans, heard about the date, they became very interested in Mia. “It’s been fun,” said Mia. Now I have football fans instead of just porn fans.”




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