Vernon Davis "not in a rush" to get a new contract

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, whose contract expires after 2010, is working on a new deal with the team. But he says he’s not in any hurry to get a new deal done.

I’m not in a rush to do anything,” Davis said Monday. “That’d be good, when I eventually sign my extension. It’s not something that’s heavy on my mind. I’m not really thinking about it at the moment.”

Davis, who will make a $5.7 million base salary in the final year of his rookie deal, is reportedly asking for a five-year, $40 million contract with $25 million guaranteed. If he’s unhappy with the pace of negotiations, he wasn’t showing it at Monday’s voluntary practice.

“I’m here because this is what I do,” Davis said.

Davis is coming off his best season, catching 78 passes for 965 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.

16 responses to “Vernon Davis "not in a rush" to get a new contract

  1. It would be nice if every player took this approach! Way to man up Vernon and do your job.

  2. PFT — I love how you “journalists” can take nothing of a story and turn it into some really big news. You guys are regular propagandists. Maybe you’s could go work for Hugo Chavez. And bring that garden gnome Rosenthal with you.

  3. I wouldn’t have to worry much either if I was making nearly $6mil to play a game.

  4. He doesnt want to do anything … he is coming to Miami next year to play with Vontae!

  5. If every player had this mentality we would have Profootballtalk.com. Way to be a “normal” persone Vernon Davis and represent the great state of Maryland. Fear the Turtle!!!

  6. GBP, a bust??? Are you serious??? How many TE’s that are a bust catch 80 balls for almost 1000 yards and 13 TDs??? The man has been in the league 3 years and has had Shaun Hill and J.T. O’Sullivan under center for some of that time, with not to mention a washed up Trent Dilfer. THat doesn’t exaclty smell of Brees, Brady and Manning. I bet you think Brent Celek or Zach Miller are busts too. Go back to watching tennis…

  7. @GBP
    how was he a bust? since he joined the 49ers they have never had a real QB

  8. If we have football next year, c’mon down to Miami & play on the same team as your brother!!! We’d love to have ya!!! GO FINS!!!

  9. This guy would put up some really crazy numbers if he had a decent QB. $25 million guaranteed seems a little steep but I guess we would have to compare what guys like Gates and Witten are getting. Not thathe is either of those two yet so I would imagine he should be making a little less

  10. People also seem to forget that he’s one of the best blocking TE’s in the league. I would love him in Miami, but I doubt it’ll happen. SF is a team on the rise and know how good he is. They’d be dumb not to pay him

  11. Vernon Davis will not be leaving the Niners, sorry Miami fans, but he will never play for your team.

  12. It’s also quite the turnaround for a guy who used to openly whine when things weren’t going his way.
    Most guys who are looking for a new extension holdout during mandatory training camp, but he’s at day 1 of the voluntary OTAs. Great to see… he’s come a looooong way in 2 years.

  13. @xltriton
    You keep thinking that. Ignore those things he says like “when I sign my extension.” Extension means…well maybe we are going to fast for you.

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