The 49ers just announced they have signed center Daniel Kilgore to a three-year contract extension through 2020.
Here is a statement from GM John Lynch:
“We are really happy to come to an agreement on a contract extension with Dan before free agency. He is very much a leader of this team, and his hard work and commitment to our success provide a great example for our young team. When you come across players who love the game like Dan, you do your best to keep them in your building.”
This is a good signing.
Kilgore, 30 probably comes cheap, and brings experience to a difficult position. He can make the calls at the line of scrimmage, and he knows Kyle Shanahan’s complicated offense.
But, Kilgore shouldn’t be a starter. He isn’t good enough. He should be a backup and a mentor for a younger center the 49ers sign or draft this offseason.