49ers To Sign Robbie Gould To Extension

The 49ers have agreed to a two-year, $7.25MM fully guaranteed extension with kicker Robbie Gould, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The new deal will tie Gould to SF through the 2022 season. 

Gould, 38, posted arguably the best season of his career in 2018, converting a league-leading 97.1% of his field goal attempts. He made both of his attempts from 50+ yards, and missed only two extra points. At one point, Gould and the 49ers seemed destined for divorce. The veteran requested a trade 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.

Gould inked a four-year, $19MM extension with the Niners in 2019, but it included an option for the 2021 season. Tomorrow was the deadline to trigger it. Instead, they’ve worked out a fresh pact that could have Gould in place through his 40th birthday.

This hasn’t been a banner year for Gould. Just last week against the Cardinals, Gould missed attempts from 41 and 37 yards out and sent an XP wide right. Still, his 82.6% rate on the year is a step up from last year’s 74.2% showing.

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