Agent Drew Rosenhaus said tonight he is not going to publicly disclose his strategy. But his newest client, safety Dashon Goldson, made it clear why he decided to switch agents as he enters the final year of his contract with the 49ers.
Goldson is entering the final year of his initial four-year, $2.08 million contract. He was a fourth-round draft pick from Washington in 2007. If there is no new CBA agreement between the union and the NFL owners, Goldson would become a restricted free agency after the 2010 season. But, clearly, he would like to achieve the security of a long-term contract extension this offseason.
“When it comes to getting an extension, I want to make sure it’s something that’s going to be good to me and my family down the road,” Goldson said Saturday night via telephone from Miami, where five of his teammates were selected for the Pro Bowl.
Goldson, who had a strong finish to his first season as a starter, was not selected to the Pro Bowl. But Rosenhaus said he believes it is not long before Goldson will get that recognition.
“Dashon is one of the finest players in the league at his position, and I’m excited to work with him,” Rosenhaus said.
Rosenhaus was a regular visitor around the 49ers during the season. He attended several games to support running back Frank Gore, who experienced frustration when his role in the offense diminished for several weeks in favor of a pass-heavy attack.
“I’ve known about him for years, and I’ve seen him around with some of the players on the team that he represents,” Goldson said. “So I approached him and got to know him.”
Rosenhaus now represents seven players who ended last season on the 49ers’ roster: Gore, Goldson, Jason Hill, Moran Norris, Demetric Evans, Marcus Hudson and Chilo Rachal.
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