49ers “happy to start off the year on the right foot” with Robbie Gould

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There were points this offseason when it seemed that Robbie Gould would be kicking for someone other than the 49ers during the regular season, but his trade request wasn’t granted and he won’t be leaving the Niners any time soon.

The 49ers signed Gould to a four-year deal ahead of Monday’s deadline for franchise-tagged players to agree to multi-year deals. The deal comes with $10.5 million guaranteed at signing and General Manager John Lynch said in a statement on Monday afternoon that he was happy to have Gould back in the fold.

“Over the years, Robbie has established himself as one of the best at his position in the NFL, which is precisely why we were so committed to working out a new contract with him,” Lynch said. “I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this deal come to fruition. We are very happy to start off the year on the right foot with this agreement in place so that Robbie can get back with his teammates and focus on making the most out of the upcoming season.”

Gould ranks second in NFL history in field goal percentage and will enter the 2019 season in 18th place in career field goals made.

12 responses to “49ers “happy to start off the year on the right foot” with Robbie Gould

  1. Well….he now has enough money to hire a private jet to fly himself home to chicago at least two or three times a month to see the family….

  2. The irony is that with Jimmy G back as QB and a whole new set of offensive weapons, the Niners won’t be kicking that many FG’s.

  3. So really it has nothing to do with family. It was all money? 4 years is a long time for a guy that wanted to get back to his family. Just sayin’.

  4. harrisbarton says:
    July 15, 2019 at 6:10 pm
    The irony is that with Jimmy G back as QB and a whole new set of offensive weapons, the Niners won’t be kicking that many FG’s.
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    Or scoring many TD’s.

  5. May be a multi-year deal is what Gould has wanted all along. Now may be he can buy a home in the Bay Area (a million bucks is about the median price, and 10 million bucks guaranteed means he can get a cozy one). A multi-year deal means he will not be tanking to get himself released nor will he hold out.

  6. He said he wanted a trade OR a long term deal. Now he’ll move his fam to SF. That was always his beef; a one year deal wouldn’t make an uproot sensible for his young kids. You see his credentials in the article. He deserves the cash and good on SF for makiing it happen. All sides happy. EXCEPT us Bear’s fans. Good for him, tho.

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