We’ve picked up some more information regarding the decision of former Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Pashos to refuse a pay cut in Jacksonville, opting instead to earn much less money with the 49ers.
Per a league source, Pashos didn’t want to move to guard, even at a base salary of $3 million. So he opted for free agency, realizing that he likely wouldn’t get $3 million on the open market. And he chose to sign with the 49ers for the chance to reunite with former Ravens offensive line coach Chris Foerster in San Francisco.
Even though Pashos will earn less than $2 million.
It was Foerster who helped make Pashos into the player who landed a big-money free-agency deal with the Jaguars. The goal, as we understand it, will be for Pashos to re-establish himself in San Fran under Foerster’s tutelage, and then to make back the money he gave up this year once the 29-year-old lineman hits the market again.