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Showing how the 49ers could extend DeForest Buckner this offseason

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With DeForest Buckner’s ongoing extension talks are news to most 49ers fans, I’m here to tell you how a deal could work this offseason.

Below are two charts breaking down potential deals for Buckner.

Year Base Proration GTD Roster Bonus TC Roster Bonus Per Game Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Number
2019 $720,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,210,589 $0 $0 $7,930,589
2020 $3,250,000 $1,000,000 $8,000,000 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $13,100,000
2021 $13,500,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $15,350,000
2022 $14,500,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $16,350,000
2023 $15,500,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $17,350,000
2024 $16,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $16,850,000
2025 $18,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $19,250,000
Year Base Proration GTD Roster Bonus TC Roster Bonus Per Game Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Number
2019 $720,000 $1,000,000 $0 $2,210,589 $0 $0 $3,930,589
2020 $3,250,000 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $9,100,000
2021 $13,500,000 $1,000,000 $8,000,000 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $23,350,000
2022 $14,500,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $16,350,000
2023 $15,500,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $17,350,000
2024 $16,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $16,850,000
2025 $18,400,000 $0 $0 $0 $750,000 $100,000 $19,250,000

The 49ers would give Buckner a $5 million signing bonus, a $4 million guaranteed roster bonus in 2019 or 2020, an $8 million guaranteed roster bonus in 2020 or 2021, along with his 2019, and 2020 salaries are fully guaranteed for an amount of $20.97 million fully guaranteed.

He would also have April 1 injury guarantees in 2021, and 2022, to bring the total of guaranteed money up to as high as $48.97 million.

This deal would be a 5-year extension, worth $100 million, averaging $20 million a year. Now the way I get this number is by adding up his signing bonus, guaranteed roster bonuses, 2021-2025 base salaries, his yearly per-game roster bonuses, and yearly workout bonuses.

This deal would eat up $5 million in 2019 cap room, lowering their cap room from $24 million to $19 million, still enough to go into 2020 with significant cap room, and potential cap cuts as I outlined in my previous post.

Now with his 2019, and 2020 salaries included, the deal is worth $106,180,589, but in terms of figuring out how much a player is averaging annually, you don’t count the current years he’s under contract, so the $100 million is just for 2021-2025, plus his signing bonus, and guaranteed roster bonuses, because this is the new money in the deal.

Now the 49ers could wait until 2020, in which they would still give Buckner similar money, only they could then create some cap room in 2020, where the first would take away roughly $700,000 in cap room, but the second one saves the team over $3.2 million.