49ers To Pick Up OT Mike McGlinchey’s Fifth-Year Option

Mike McGlinchey will be sticking around San Francisco through at least the 2022 season. The 49ers will be picking up the offensive tackle’s fifth year option, confirmed general manager John Lynch (via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area). This will lock McGlinchey into a guaranteed $10.88MM salary for the 2022 campaign.

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Following a standout career at Notre Dame, Mike McGlinchey was selected by the 49ers with the No. 9 pick in the 2018 draft. The lineman contributed right away, starting all 16 games en route an All-Rookie Team nod. He was limited to only 12 games due to a knee injury in 2019, but he returned to appear in 100-percent of his team’s offensive snaps in 2020.

As Maiocco writes, McGlinchey earned high marks this past season for his run-blocking prowess, and Pro Football Focus was fond of his overall performance. However, the lineman also had the worst pass-protection grade of his career.

With this move, the 49ers have locked in their offensive tackles for at least the next two years. The team re-signed Trent Williams to a massive six-year extension earlier this offseason.

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