The 49ers just signed kicker Robbie Gould to a multi-year contract extension, according to ESPN.
Beating Monday deadline for franchised players to sign long-term extensions, the 49ers and Robbie Gould reached agreement on a 2-year, $10.5 million fully-guaranteed deal that, including an option clause, can turn into a 4-year, $19M deal that includes $15M gtd, sources tell ESPN
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Gould is the most accomplished player on the 49ers, and the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history. His extension is worth $10.5 million fully guaranteed for the next two seasons. In 2021, the 49ers can pick up an option in Gould’s contract which would keep him with the 49ers through 2023. He is quite an expensive kicker.
This offseason, the 49ers gave an average of $13.5 million annually to Gould, Jimmie Ward and Tevin Coleman combined. Meanwhile, the Ravens gave $13.75 million annually to Earl Thomas. Would you rather the 49ers have signed Thomas or those three?
I was against the 49ers signing Thomas, because he has broken his leg twice the past three seasons. But, I would have signed him instead of a running back, a 36-year-old kicker and a free safety who has been on IR four times in five seasons. Call me cooky.