James Richard Garoppolo began his career with Eastern Illinois Panthers. As a freshman, James appeared in a total of eight games with passing for 1.638 yards and 14 touchdowns. He gained an All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer team honors, playing under coach Bob Spoo.
In 2013, Jimmy turned professional. As a senior, Jimmy broke Tonny Romo's school records for career passing touchdowns, career passing yards, and passing touchdowns in a season. He also received the Walter Payton Award that season, given to the most outstanding offensive players in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
The same year he was named the College Football Performance FCS National Quarterback and Male Athlete of the Year.
For the 2014-15 season, Jimmy was one of the best quarterback prospects for the NFL draft and was drafted by The New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft as 62nd pick. As New England 62nd overall pick in 2014, Jimmy went on the become the first player from the Football Championship Subdivision to be drafted in 2014. New England's picked him on a four-year contract.
Likewise, he made his regular season debut in the 4th quarter of the Patriot's Week 4. New Englands lost the match to the Kansas City Chiefs 144-41 on Monday Night Football. He then led the Patriot's on a scoring drive, with his career's first passing touchdown on a 13-yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski on his first drive.
In his rookie season, Jimmy played six games and he completed 19 of 27 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown with a 101.2 passer rating and had 10 rushing attempts for 9 yards. He also played in five games in relief roles and he completed 1 of 4 for 6 yards on the seasons.
In October 2017, Jimmy was traded to San Francisco 49ers as the 49ers second- round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He made his debut in Week 12 in the final minute of the 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks.
He made his debut for San Francisco in Week 12 in the match against the Seattle Seahawks in the final minute of the game. He threw a 10-yard touchdown to Louis Murphy and completed the 24-13loss finishing both pass attempts for 18 yard and a touchdown.
On November 28, 2017, Jimmy was named the freshman for the 49ers Week 13 in the game against the Chicago Bears. The San Francisco won the game and Jimmy finished the game with 293 passing yards and an interception.
In the game against Houston Texans in Week 14, he recorded 334 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception in the 26-16 and another game against Tennessee Titans, he had a season-high 381 passing yards and a touchdown in a close 25-23 win.
In a Christmas Eve against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had 242 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and his first career rushing touchdown in the 44-33 victory and in his regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Rams, who were resting most defensive freshman to prepare for the playoffs, he accumulated 292 passing yards, two touchdowns.
Talking about his personal life, currently, Jimmy is single and is not dating anyone.
Jimmy earns a hefty salary from 49ers. He has an estimated net worth of $25 million as in 2018. On February 8, 2018, he signed a new five-year deal with 49ers worth $137.5 million, making him the highest paid player in NFL. As per his new deal, he would be making $61.2 million in the first two years of the contract.
Besides, Jimmy owns a house in Arlington Heights which worth $2.7 million. He also owns few of the best luxury cars; he bought Mercedes Benz and Maserati Quattro Porte and Ford.
Jimmy is active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.