The San Francisco 49ers formally announced NaVorro Bowman’s contract extension, and he could very well be locked up for the rest of his career. Bowman was signed through 2018, and this four-year extension locks him up through 2022. Teams cut veterans all the time, so we’ll see if he plays to the end of this deal (or the restructured version of it). But for now, he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Bowman signed the contract Wednesday evening, and he had his family on hand to wrap it up. The 49ers got some pictures of Team Bowman during the process, and they’re pretty great. Bowman also offered up this statement:
“I want to thank Jed, the York family and Trent for giving me the opportunity to continue my career where my heart is. I appreciate the hard work that Drew and Paraag put in to getting this deal done. My teammates and coaches have meant so much to me throughout my career and I thank them for helping me become the player I am today. The support I’ve received from my family and friends throughout my life, especially through the adversity of the past few years, has meant so much to me. I can’t wait for the season to start and play in front of the best fans in the NFL.”
Football is family. Congrats Bowman clan! pic.twitter.com/6iWNKtnBDt— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 4, 2016
Being there with our guys and their families for moments like these never gets old. Congrats to @NBowman53 & Family pic.twitter.com/lpF81z3A0K— Bob Lange (@49ersPR) August 4, 2016
Bowman squad 4 life pic.twitter.com/KDMv67aMyr— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice) August 4, 2016
Congrats, @NBowman53! Family selfie pic.twitter.com/D7xjUlbNI3— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 4, 2016