The San Francisco 49ers might be trying to get a have reportedly tendered RFA Michael Wilhoite and ERFA Jordan Devey, leaving Tony Jerod-Eddie as the most prominent of the restricted free agents yet to be tendered. Matt Barrows is reporting the team is believed to have offered TJE a multi-year extension.
Barrows is reporting Jerod-Eddie will test the market to assess his worth before signing any deal with the 49ers. The 49ers have until Wednesday to offer the tender, so it is possible the team will simply wait and see what happens before doing so. I do not know exactly what the rules are for restricted free agents during the tampering period. I always thought the tampering period applied primarily to unrestricted free agents, but I am not entirely sure.
Jerod-Eddie played in 25.5 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Ian Williams and Quinton Dial led the way with 57.8 and 56.3 percent, respectively. Arik Armstead finished the season with 32.9 percent of defensive snaps, and Glenn Dorsey had 30.9 percent, in spite of his injury. Jerod-Eddie finished 0.3 percent ahead of Mike Purcell. The previous year, Jerod-Eddie played in 40.1 percent of defensive snaps, which was third behind Justin Smith and Ray McDonald.
For a decent deal, I can see the value in bringing back Jerod-Eddie. He can play all along the line, which is great for a reserve. You don't want him in the starting lineup, but he's a very capable utility guy. People will complain about an extension, but at the right price, he's good depth.