The San Francisco 49ers signed Garrett Celek to a four-year contract extension, and numbers are starting to trickle out. Ian Rapoport is reporting Celek's deal is worth $14 million, and includes $5 million in guaranteed money. We will be waiting for more details, specifically what is signing bonus and what is base salary.
The deal averages out to $3.5 million per year. That does not mean that will be the cap hit each year. Odds are decent he has a first year salary close to the league minimum that will be fully guaranteed along with his signing bonus. In the meantime, his $3.5 million average ranks just behind Garrett Graham's $3.75 million per year, and just ahead of Eric Ebron's $3,062,287 per year. Garrett's brother Brent has a deal averaging $4 million per year. See Over The Cap for more comparisons.
Celek's $5 million in guaranteed money averages out to $1.25 million per year over the four-year deal. For comparison, Celek's deal is just behind Brandon Pettigrew's guaranteed average per year of $1.3 million, and just ahead of Gary Barnidge and Lee Smith, who are getting guaranteed money averaging $1,083,333 per year.