The San Francisco 49ers now have all of their draft picks signed, which is ... neat, I guess? I never really cared to follow the news about rookies signing their contracts in the first place, and since the new collective bargaining agreement, I find myself paying even less attention. There's precious little that teams and players can even haggle over at this point. But Marcus Martin is now under contract, and that's cool because I personally think he'll be a starter next season.
Unfortunately, we've also got news that another 49ers player is unhappy with his contract. But unlike when, say, Alex Boone suggested he wants a new deal, yesterday's news didn't really scream "justified" to me. Vernon Davis is unhappy with his contract, and while my initial reaction was to suggest he can go ahead and keep wanting, Fooch pointed out that it may not be the dollar amount, but rather would concern guaranteed money.
That's an important distinction. Davis is already paid like one of the top tight ends in the NFL, and I don't think he's played enough to earn more money, but I don't think it's so out of the blue for him to be looking for more security at 30 years old. I don't blame him either way -- you should never fault a player for wanting more money, and if you do, I hope you understand just how ridiculous you sound, and realize you're one of the very few cases in which I feel I need to tell you "this is a game" -- but if it comes down to more money in general, I think Davis is fourth or fifth in line on this roster.
Onto your links!
Source: Vernon Davis seeks new contract (Maiocco)
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