49ers, Fred Warner agree to five-year contract extension

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Fred Warner has secured his bag.

According to multiple reports, the All-Pro inside linebacker has agreed to terms with the 49ers on a five-year contract extension through 2026. The deal is worth $95 million with $40.5 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league.

The 70th overall pick in the third round back in 2018, Warner was entering the final year of his rookie deal. He’s started every game for San Francisco since he was drafted, recording at least 118 total tackles in each of his first three years.

Warner was named to the Pro Bowl and received first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in 2020. He recorded 125 total tackles, five tackles for loss, seven QB hits, a sack, three passes defensed, and a pair of interceptions last year.

Warner is a critical piece for a 49ers defense that was ravaged by injuries a season ago. The unit finished No. 5 in yards allowed, which is part of why former defensive coordinator Robert Saleh landed as Jets head coach. Now with DeMeco Ryans as DC and Nick Bosa expected back from his torn ACL, Warner has a chance to once again thrive in 2021.

11 responses to “49ers, Fred Warner agree to five-year contract extension

  1. Best kept secret in football is no longer a secret. Warner plays the game the way it’s supposed to be played and he isn’t a diva. Excited to see my niners lock him up.

  2. This is disappointing. I was hoping to see the bidding war if he hit the market. The 49ers were smart to get the deal done. This guy is an absolute star.

  3. That’s a RIDICULOUS amount of cake….that’s 19 million a year…. My guess is it’s really just a three year deal that they can get out of by paying him only his guaranteed money with a small dead cap space amount in year 4…..

  4. Coming from a Seahawks fan, Warner is the best LB in the league and the 9ers are lucky to have him. Good for him on the new deal, he’s earned it.

  5. I would think a bittersweet situation of that draft trade in 2017. Solomon Thomas didn’t quite meet expectations, but by trading back a spot with the Bears, this was one of the picks gained.

  6. Great move by the Niners to lock up Warner. Every team in the league would want that guy.

  7. The 49ers have some awesome defensive pieces. Just need them to stay healthy and find a QB.

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