Jimmy Garoppolo

50 Most Marketable 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo

American, 26, Football

The QB with GQ looks now out of Tom Brady’s shadow

Representatives: Don Yee, Yee & Dubin

Key partners: New Era, Bose, Nike

Jimmy Garappolo might become the biggest regret in Bill Belichick’s coaching career. The New England Patriots decision to trade away their impressive backup quarterback in favour of doubling down on a 40-year-old Tom Brady could cost them their dynasty succession.

The Patriots were not the only ones guilty of failing to see the value in Garoppolo but since his deadline day trade to San Francisco, the 26-year-old has gone about making sure everyone is aware of what he can do. Since taking over under centre with the 49ers Garappolo is yet to lose in five starts.

With Hollywood actor looks it is no surprise that Garoppolo is already on board with some big brands. However, his latest sponsorship offer actually came from the Valley. A date with adult star Kiara Mia saw marijuana-themed porn site XBlaze.com offer the quarterback an endorsement deal, its open letter said: "We want to offer you the opportunity to be a spokesperson for our company, as both an advocate of marijuana and cannabinoids as well as the adult entertainment industry." Garappolo is yet to accept. TB

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