Robbie Gould tells 49ers he will test free agency, kick elsewhere next season

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Veteran kicker Robbie Gould is scheduled to become a free agent this month.

Gould told Adam Schefter of ESPN that, as much as he enjoyed the past six seasons in San Francisco, he will test free agency and be kicking elsewhere in 2023.

At the end of the 2020 season, the 49ers signed Gould to a two-year extension that paid him $11.6 million.

He has tested free agency twice previously, signing with the Giants in 2016 after the Bears cut him and originally signing a two-year contract with the 49ers in 2017.

Gould, 40, said last month he was “nowhere near retiring.” Jason Peters and Andy Lee are the only NFL players older than Gould now that Tom Brady has retired, though Peters and Lee’s futures are unclear.

Gould was 27-of-32 on field goals and 50-of-51 on extra points this season. His 447 field goals and 84.46 field goal percentage both rank eighth in league history.

13 responses to “Robbie Gould tells 49ers he will test free agency, kick elsewhere next season

  1. Ya at the very twilight of your career looking for one more payoff for retirementville

  2. It would be cool to see Robbie back home. His family is still here. Doubtful it would happen.

  3. There’s nothing wrong with wanting money, but you can still be classy about it.

  4. Good for Gould. I hope he cashes in while he can. Many people are willing to forego a large chunk of his earnings for him to go to a team that will advance far in the playoffs. I’ll bet many of them would grab the loot if placed in his position. Let him be and don’t judge him for trying to make what he can in the twilight of his career.

  5. Pariots signed Gould as a free agent out of Penn State. He would have had to walk on water to beat out Vinatieri. He never wanted to leave Chicago. SF is one of the better teams assuming they can get the QB decision right. Surprized he does not want to stay. He has had a very solid career. Maybe they are trying to low ball him.

  6. Dallas will overpay him and ainty up 12 to 15 million for a few years.

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