49ers Interested In Stephen Gostkowski

The 49ers are showing interest in kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to a source who spoke with Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. It’s a curious development since the club recently placed the franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould

Gould is the league’s No. 2 all-time kicker in accuracy, but Gostkowski is not far behind at No. 3. For his career, Gould has sank 87.745% of his tries. Gostkowski, a multiple-time Super Bowl champion, has nailed 87.381% of his attempts.

The Niners tagged Gould with a one-year, $4.971MM tag in March, but he not yet signed the deal. Instead, Gould says he wants to explore unrestricted free agency and potentially reunite with the Bears. For what it’s worth, GM John Lynch recently said that an extension with Gould is still possible.

That’s not dead, either,” Lynch said. “I think the franchise gives you some flexibility in that the player is a part of you, but we’re still trying to figure it out and (will) probably take another go at trying to figure this out. It takes everyone wanting to do that. We’ll see if that’s a reality or not.

Gostkowski has played his entire 13-year career with Patriots, but we’ve heard very little chatter about negotiations as of late.

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10 comments on “49ers Interested In Stephen Gostkowski

  1. Thronson5

    I actually saw this coming. Gould wants to go to the Bears and the Pats play hard ball with their free agents so I did see this happening and wouldn’t be shocked at all if the 9ers sign this guy and move on from Gould.

  2. Sick of Losing

    Trade Gould to Bears for a 6th rounder, sign Gostowski. Everybody wins. After that debacle last year they may be able to draw a 5th rounder out of Chicago.

  3. playicy

    Browns and bears really need kickers from how many games they lost because of there kickers

  4. Lbd

    Seriously. I didn’t realize you had to be a scholar on this fake ass site. Can’t stand people like you. Does it matter if he didn’t write it perfectly. You understood what he wrote. Get a life loser.

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