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Kyle Juszczyk is the man with the golden touch

And it could continue in the next three or four years.

The NFL salary code has been cracked! Shortly after the San Francisco 49ers signed Jimmy Garoppolo to the highest average per year contract in NFL history, Kyle Juszczyk provided some intriguing context.

Joe Flacco has gotten paid in a big way with the Baltimore Ravens, and now Jimmy G has gotten paid. If Juszczyk sticks around with the 49ers for at least three or four more years, there’s a good chance Garoppolo will once again sign a contract that is among the biggest in NFL history.

There is virtually no chance that Garoppolo plays out his five year contract the way it is currently structured. If he performs poorly, he will be cut. If he performs well, the team will sign him to an extension before the deal is up. A lot of times contracts are backloaded and thus need to be restructured, but a simple restructuring is unlikely given how this contract is set up.

If Garoppolo pans out, he is young enough that he could end up signing a four- or five-year contract come 2020 or 2021. That will be during new CBA and TV deal negotiations, so it is hard to predict what might come of that. The CBA could result in changes to contract structures, while new TV deals could swing up or down depending on the state of things in the next few years.

Either way, if Juszczyk sticks around and this works out how we hope, he’ll likely be seeing his quarterback getting another record-setting deal.