SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 09: Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers returns an interception thirty one yards for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter during an NFL football game at Candlestick Park on October 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Matt Maiocco is reporting that cornerback Carlos Rogers has given his agent the OK to try and work out a contract extension with the 49ers. Rogers signed a one-year contract with the 49ers and is off to the best start of his career. He has a career high three interceptions and has become arguably a lockdown cornerback this season. Simply put, through six games, he has exceeded most of our expectations.
The fact that he has publicly OK'd working on a contract extension is fairly big news. He is putting together the best season of his career and could easily cash in through free agency next March. With a normal offseason calendar in place for next season, he would be in line for some monster offers. He indicated he wanted to stick around in San Francisco moving forward and this action would strongly indicate it is more than the usual cliched BS.
As the team moves forward, it will be interesting to see how this coaching staff and the team's turnaround will impact free agency. Aside from re-signing the team's current free agents, one has to think the 49ers are on their way to becoming a big destination moving forward. That is one benefit of the new coaching staff that we have not really discussed to date. The current season is what matters, but looking into the future, free agency could get really interesting at 4949 Centennial Boulevard.