49ers Agree To New Deal With Dee Ford

The 49ers are making the pass-rush a priority. Shortly after signing Samson Ebukam away from the Rams, San Francisco has agreed to terms on a new deal to keep Dee Ford in the fold, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets.

The restructured contract is a two-year pact worth $24MM, he reports. Ford had previously been under a five-year, $85MM deal that he signed with the team when they traded for him almost exactly two years ago, and he wasn’t going to stick at that price. The 49ers gave up a second-round pick to get Ford away from the Chiefs and sign him to that contract, and the move has been somewhat of a disaster.

In his first season with the team, he was banged up but still had 6.5 sacks in 11 games. The 49ers shopped him around this time last year, but didn’t find any takers. Then injuries completely tanked his 2020 season, and he played in only one game.

This led to a lot of uncertainty about his status, and he now has a lot to prove. It now feels like ages since he had 13 sacks with Kansas City in 2018. If Ford can get healthy, Ebukam can contribute, and Nick Bosa returns to pre-ACL tear form, the 49ers’ pass-rush is going to be dramatically improved from last season.

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18 comments on “49ers Agree To New Deal With Dee Ford

  1. Tatsumaki

    Salah was niners defense he is now with jets. Niners won’t be relevant. 3/4th best team in division especially with Jimmy g as qb

  2. Thronson5

    Glad they got this done. If he’s able to come back and play he can really help. Him and Bosa on the field together was a real force. Plus got to use the cap they saved from this new deal on that new LB and had some left over. All around they are doing a great job this offseason.

  3. mrshyguy99

    49ers are making moves resign two of their best free agents and took away a young decent pass rusher for 6 mill a year isn’t bad

  4. Obviously by the way they are throwing money around on all these players, that there won’t be anything left to sign OL T. Williams to a deal. We need a Center and OL !! and a back up QB !!

    • mrshyguy99

      Well they needed to resign juice and vertt and they pretty much just gave dee a new del different deal from the old one when was on and we got a decent pass rusher who didn’t get a lot of playing time with the rams who only 25 .

    • mrshyguy99

      We have backups Rosen sign a new one year deal and they have josh Johnson. But they could add another one or two

    • ABStract

      I’m pretty confident they’re focused on retaining Williams and are still able to do so

  5. nentwigs

    49ers couldn’t afford a LINCOLN, so they settle for…………
    DEE FORD !!

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