49ers extend Joe Staley through 2019

AP

The 49ers may start training camp without guard Alex Boone because they haven’t given him the new contract he desires, but it’s not because they are opposed to contract extensions in general.

In fact, they announced one for another member of the offensive line on Thursday. The team announced that they have reached agreement with left tackle Joe Staley on a two-year extension that will keep him in San Francisco through the 2019 season.

Staley was already signed through the 2017 season with salaries escalating from the $2.7 million he is set to make this season. There’s no word on the new financial terms of the deal, but it is probably a good bet that Staley will be paid more in line with his production after being set to make less than tackles like Will Beatty of the Giants in the 2014 season.

“In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement from the team. “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life.  He is a three-time All-Pro and core member of our football team. His commitment and professionalism have been great assets to our team and our community. This extension reflects our philosophy of investing in our core players.”

With extensions done for Staley and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers are now free to turn their attention to an extension for wide receiver Michael Crabtree or guard Mike Iupati if that’s in their plans. They could also rework deals for Boone and disgruntled tight end Vernon Davis or get moving on an extension for linebacker Aldon Smith, who is signed through 2015 after the team exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

35 responses to “49ers extend Joe Staley through 2019

  1. This is why, in the NFL West, the 49ers and the Seahawks have the best rivalry in football and are the best two teams and will be for a long time.

    They both sign from within first… unlike Arizona, who can’t seem to keep their best players.

    js

  2. A stud LT is to a football team as a great drummer is to a band. They are so hard to find that if you luck into one, you’d best pay them extremely well and be willing to put up with some crap to keep them around.

  3. Joe Show! Joe Show!

    One of my favorite players. Great move. Reward the guys that work and are team first. Staley wants a ring, Davis wants a brand.

  4. jshawaii22 says: Jul 17, 2014 5:41 PM

    This is why, in the NFL West, the 49ers and the Seahawks have the best rivalry in football and are the best two teams and will be for a long time.

    They both sign from within first… unlike Arizona, who can’t seem to keep their best players.

    js

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    The culture in AZ has changed for some time now. AZ is known to extend their quality players when they have 1-2 years left on contract, i.e. Fitz, Campbell, Dockett, Johnson, Washington. Peterson is next.

  5. As a football fan, I love how Staley plays the game. Old school, tough, tone-setter for their offense. As a Seahawk fan, this move disappoints me. Nice job 9ers!

  6. (As a Ram fan) — very good player, congrats to the Niner fans, but… “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life.”

    “Extended through 2019” is an ongoing public relations scam by the NFL. As soon as his production dips, the team simply cuts him. The only thing that actually matters is guaranteed money. Everything else is just fodder for headlines and multiple exclamation points.

  7. Someone should tell VDavis this is how it’s done. Keep your mouth shut and your rewards should come, if they’re deserved. Negotiating in the media never helps. Great trade between the Pats and 49ers in 2007, when the 49ers traded back into the 1rst rnd to get this outstanding player. The Pats ended up with JMayo the next yr, and used the extra pick to get RMoss. Talk about a win-win.

  8. Congrats to Staley. He wanted a new contract but went through the right way. Davis and Boone need to follow suit. Get their head out of their but show up to camp, work hard, be a pro and then get an extension. Boone is underpaid but if he does what Gore and Staley did, the 49ers I bet would give him more years.

  9. I played against Joe Staley in high school. Except at the time he was a 6’4 230 lb TE who had the school record in the 200m…

  10. As a Seahawks fan, I like to see players from within getting extensions. Not just shopping for players in free agency, but drafting them, developing them, and then resigning them.

    Good for Staley. Always seems like a class act and is part of what makes the 9ers-Seahawks the best rivalry in football!

  11. But… What about Vernon Davis? And his brand?
    He thinks he should be next on the agenda. What are the Niners thinking, negotiating with other players?
    The nerve….

  12. Vernon, Boone…..have you put your egos in check yet?

    The Niners negotiate with people that show up.

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