49ers Sign Robbie Gould To Extension

The 49ers’ long saga with Robbie Gould has a happy ending. On Monday, the 49ers agreed to sign the kicker to a four-year, $19MM deal, as Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets

The deal includes $10.5MM fully guaranteed at signing, representing locked in salaries for the first two seasons of the deal. After that, the Niners must decide whether to fully guarantee half of his $4.5MM salary for 2021 before Week 16 of 2020 season, and the other half by the following April.

It’s rare for the 49ers to give fully guaranteed salaries through year two, which shows how much they value Gould. The 36-year-old has nailed 72 of 75 field goal tries since joining the 49ers in 2017, positioning him as one of the very best kickers in the game.

Gould requested a trade in April to bring him closer to his family, which many read as a push to return to Chicago. The 49ers, however, held firm and refused to deal him.

Before the deal, Gould was scheduled to play the 2019 season on his one-year, $5MM franchise tag tender.

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  1. dirtbagfreitas

    I want to be closer to home! Robbie here’s 10 milli guaranteed…Where do I sign?

    • bencole

      I mean, it’s a balance. I want to be closer to home too, but give me enough money and I might be willing to be farther away.

  2. washington_bonercats

    All the fuss about the the tag and then he signs an extension? My guess is he negotiated guaranteed money so he could suck and get cut, still get paid, and then go home

      • JJB0811

        True, but that’s not saying much about the GM, HC, & other 52 players. Wait, they have TB’s backup signed to over a $100m deal. He has to be good, he backed up Tommy!

        • claude raymond

          Wow, what moronic comments.
          Suck and get cut.
          Better than Kittle.
          Better player than the coach and gm.

  3. maximumvelocity

    Good for him!

    He held no one hostage. He had a price he wanted matched, and it required a long-term commitment.

    Saying you will go elsewhere is a basic negotiating point. Nothing wrong with it at all.

    Wish he was returning to Bears, but they should have never cut him in first place.

    • Steven Juris

      Hes they should have. Cost more victories for the Bears then Parkey or the other bums they brought in. Hell he even cost us a division title.

        • Steven Juris

          Most of the kicks he missed were the difference between winning and losing games. Enough games were losses to missed kicks that the head coach demanded him to be cut. Even Robbie admitted that he deserved to be cut.

  4. Thronson5

    So it wasn’t about him wanting to be close to home after all? Just took an extra year and some cash.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Niners have a game in Cincinnati this season so maybe that’s what Robbie meant by being closer to home…lol.

  5. Wish i would have seen this sooner, but yeah money makes a big difference. Look at when CC Sabathia was a FA the first time. Pretty much everyone knew he wanted to stay out west but the Yankees blew all the projections Sabathia was set to earn and made him the highest paid pitcher to that point. If you are the best at the position you can have a lot more leeway.

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