49ers salary cap breakdown: Offensive Tackles

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers are in fairly solid shape at tight end. With a need for cap space, will San Francisco extend Vernon Davis to clear some room?

We're back for to start the offensive line in our 49ers salary cap breakdown. We've made our way through the offensive skill positions, and now we'll go step-by-step through the offensive line. Today, we start with the offensive tackles. I have not included Adam Snyder. I'll include him with the interior linemen. Snyder is the primary back-up across the line, but his primary backup duty is at guard.

2014

Player Cap Figure Base Salary Prorated SB Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Money
Joe Staley $3,400,000 $2,700,000 $500,000 $200,000
Anthony Davis $7,532,266 $1,845,600 $3,366,666 $2,320,000
Luke Marquardt $496,666 $495,000 $1,666
Carter Bykowski $420,000 $420,000
TOTAL $11,848,932 $5,460,600 $3,368,332 $2,820,000 $200,000 $0

2013

Player Cap Figure Base Salary Prorated SB Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Money
Joe Staley $2,800,000 $2,100,000 $500,000 $200,000
Anthony Davis $4,246,666 $880,000 $3,366,666
Carter Bykowski $102,000 $102,000
Luke Marquardt $103,666 $102,000 $1,666
Mike Person $22,950 $22,950
TOTAL $7,471,346 $3,380,064 $3,368,332 $500,000 $200,000 $22,950

The 49ers have their two offensive tackles locked up for the foreseeable future, but there are still some questions that need to be answered. The most notable is Joe Staley's salary. Back in 2009, the left tackle signed a nine-year deal worth $43.66 million. That's a lot of money, but in the world of premier left tackles, that's quite the bargain. Staley turns 30 at the end of August, and will be 33 when this deal runs up.

This deal has four years left, but after this season Staley will see bigger pay increases. He'll get a $1.8 million pay raise in 2015, $900,000 in 2016, and $850,000 in 2017. The NFL's TV deal could see a nice little boost in the next couple years as this new Thursday Night Football deal kicks in, and new contracts are sorted out. I've seen some discussion that the plan is still for a relatively consistent increase, as opposed to huge spikes in the cap, like we've seen in previous years. For now I think Joe Staley will be fine with his deal, but if he continues to perform as he did this past year, will the 49ers look at a potential raise? I'd say it could be part of an extension, but with four years left on his current deal, that would likely only add a year or two. It would be more about the raise than the extension.

The 49ers backup situation basically is Adam Snyder and Alex Boone rotating around. Snyder is the primary backup across the entire line, but when Staley joined Iupati on the sideline in one game, Snyder took over left guard, Alex Boone took over left tackle, and Joe Looney plugged in at right guard. It worked out OK, but it's not exactly an ideal situation.

I suppose the 49ers are hoping to avoid multiple OL absences in a single game, but even without that situation, the team has some options to consider long term for the swing tackle role. Luke Marquardt and Carter Bykowski will get plenty of opportunities this offseason. Bykowski spent last season on the practice squad, while Marquardt was on the NFI list. Bykowski's advantage over Marquardt is big conference experience versus Division II experience. Marquardt's advantage over Bykowski is that he an absolute behemoth of a man.

Adam Snyder heads into 2014 with a cap figure of $1.3 million. That is not a monstrous number, but if they can save over $800,000 and feel comfortable with their options, I think they make that happen. This would require being comfortable with Marquardt or Bykowski at swing tackle, and then also being comfortable with Joe Looney and/or Daniel Kilgore as the primary backup on the interior of the line.

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