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Albert Wilson, Paul Richardson contracts makes Marquise Goodwin extension that much better

The 49ers inked Marquise Goodwin through 2021, and with more contracts happening this week, the value is growing.

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms on a three year deal with free agent wide receiver Albert Wilson. The deal is reportedly worth $24 million. Additionally, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson is signing with Washington for five years and up to $40 million, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.

These moves come a week after the San Francisco 49ers inked Marquise Goodwin to a three-year contract extension. The deal was reported as being worth $20.3 million, with $10 million in guarantees. The NFLPA has processed his contract and posted the base salaries for the deal. Goodwin is set to earn $2.95 million in 2019, $3.95 million in 2020, and $5.3 million in 2021. His 2018 base salary remains $1.45 million from the contract he signed last offseason.

We don’t have details on bonus money, but Jason Hurley took a look at what the deal might possibly look like based on how the 49ers official cap space number changed.

Richardson is a different kind of receiver than Wilson and Goodwin, but I am still intrigued by the numbers given their various performances of late. This past season was Richardson’s fourth year in the NFL, and he had career highs in receptions (44), yards (703), and touchdowns (6). This was also Wilson’s fourth year in the NFL, and he too had career highs in receptions (42), yards (554), and touchdowns (3).

By comparison, this marked Goodwin’s fifth year in the NFL. Last year, he signed a two-year $6 million deal, and then went out and put up career highs in receptions (56) and yards (962). He took a big step forward with a sizable opportunity, and the value the 49ers getting appears to face exceed what Washington and Miami are getting with Richardson and Wilson. That’s not to say either won’t break out in 2018, and Goodwin very well could regress next season. That being said, for the time being, Goodwin is appearing to be the best value of the three.