The San Francisco 49ers have given All Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman a new contract worth $77 million over the next seven years, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here’s a statement from general manager Trent Baalke: “Over the last six years, NaVorro has become a cornerstone of our organization and securing his future in the Bay Area was a priority for us. The perseverance he displayed while overcoming adversity and returning to his All-Pro form provides a great example of what can be accomplished through hard work and self-belief. This contract extension reaffirms our core philosophy of rewarding our own players and we are thrilled to know NaVorro will play his entire career with the 49ers.”
And here’s a statement from Bowman: “I want to thank Jed, the York family and Trent for giving me the opportunity to continue my career where my heart is. I appreciate the hard work that Drew and Paraag put in to getting this deal done. My teammates and coaches have meant so much to me throughout my career and I thank them for helping me become the player I am today. The support I’ve received from my family and friends throughout my life, especially through the adversity of the past few years, has meant so much to me. I can’t wait for the season to start and play in front of the best fans in the NFL.”
Bowman will be 35 years old seven years from now. Do you think he’ll play out the duration of this deal?