Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Willis has agreed to terms on a five-year, $50 million extension. (It’s probably not a coincidence that Glazer and Randy Couture helped get Willis ready for the 2009 season with MMA training.)
His rookie deal runs through 2011. The new deal puts him under contract through 2016.
It’s not yet clear how the 49ers navigated the 30-percent rule, which applies to all renegotiations signed in the uncapped year. Per NFLPA records, Willis was due to earn a base salary of $760,000 in 2010, and $2.75 million next year.
We’ll break it all down once we get our hands on the contract.