(SP) – Fresh off of signing an NFL record 5-year, $137.5 million contract, San Francisco 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo is using his newfound wealth to help out struggling friends. The former Patriots has reached out to longtime teammate Tom Brady to see if he needed any money to get his TB12 lifestyle and supplement venture off the ground.
“Hey, Tom, I know you’re going through a hard time, but I wanted to see if I could help out,” Garoppolo wrote Brady. “I’ve come into a lot of money because the NFL sees a big future for me. Whereas with your career winding down now that you’re well into your 40s, you’re trying to build your TB12 thing. But, unfortunately, everyone keeps making fun of it. But if there’s anything I can do to help you, I’d be happy to. How does $1 million sound? I know that seems like a lot to someone like you, but to be it’s really nothing. Honest. Let me know!”
Garoppolo will be paid over the life of his new contract more than Brady made in the first 13 years of his NFL career. And while Garoppolo said he is happy to help out his former teammate financially, it will have limitations.
“I’ll give him as much money as he needs. Happy to,” said Garoppolo. “But I will not endorse that TB12 stuff. No way. I’m young and fit. I can’t be linked to some old man brand that can’t even make its users limber enough to stretch out and catch a football. No offense, Tom. But can’t do it.”