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Friday’s Mashup: Julian Edelman, others react to Jimmy Garoppolo’s new contract

Lucy Burdge
February 09, 2018 - 6:18 am

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: LA Clippers at Detroit, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSB)
NBA: Minnesota at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.  (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Jimmy Garoppolo became the highest-paid player in NFL history when he signed his 5-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers on Thursday and fellow players reacted to the news on Twitter.

Former Patriots teammate Julian Edelman tweeted his congratulations:

“@JimmyG_10 yo bubs, about the 20 dollars you owe me.... I mean .... congrats jimbo slice.”

As did Jamie Collins:

“Mos definitely sheesh --RT @_SwaggDee: Congrats to dah homie @JimmyG_10 on securing the bag ------”

And Sebastian Vollmer:

“Congratulations @JimmyG_10!! Happy for you my friend..#jimmygotpaid”

Chandler Jones congratulated Garoppolo in a series of tweets:

“Jimmy G! Show me the money!!!! Holy moly donut shop!!!”

“We play the 9ers twice a years but I’m so happy for my guy Guacamole! Huge contract! HUGE!!”

Garoppolo’s teammate Bradley Pinion showed his support:

Garoppolo himself posted this picture on Instagram.

A post shared by Jimmy Garoppolo (@jimmypolo10) on

-- Donnie Wahlberg defended Gisele Bundchen recently for her post-Super Bowl comments to her children about the Patriots loss.

Bundchen was criticized by some who thought she meant the Patriots “let” the Eagles win, when really she was just consoling her 5-year-old daughter.

On his Sirius XM radio show, Wahlberg called Bundchen a “great mom.”

“She said it’s OK because we’ve won a bunch of times and the other team’s never won and we should be happy for them,” Wahlberg said. “Whatever Gisele said to the kids, they got the message right.”

“Thank you Donnie,” Bundchen tweeted to Wahlberg.

Wahlberg also said his Blue Bloods co-star Bridget Moynahan, the mother of Tom Brady’s son Jack, doesn’t say much about Brady and Bundchen but when she does she speaks highly of them.

“It’s always complimentary about how much of a great team they are raising the kids,” Wahlberg said.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's going to be a dog fight, boys." -- Tom Brady, in the huddle on the sideline during the Super Bowl

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