Carlos Rogers signed a new contract with the 49ers just hours after his old contract expired, remaining with the 49ers on a four-year, $31.3 million deal. Rogers says the money is nice, but that wasn’t the primary motivation.
Instead, Rogers told reporters Thursday, he said he wanted to stay in San Francisco because he thinks the 49ers are building something special.
“Do I really want to go into free agency?” Rogers said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Maybe I get more money. I could be with a team that’s sorry. And they could continue to be sorry for like two years. And then once they want to change some stuff around, OK, they’re going to go after the people that are making the highest salary. And then I get cut.”
Rogers said he was also motivated by knowing that when he signed, it ensured all 11 starters on the 2011 49ers’ defense would return for 2012.
“This is a first for me,” Rogers said. “I’m pretty sure it’s rare for a lot of guys, to have all 11 starters back.”
Given that, it’s hard to imagine the 49ers being sorry this year.