The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed T Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.
Staley (6-5, 315) was originally selected in the first round (28th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by San Francisco. Throughout his 12-year career, he has started all 174 regular season games in which he has played, as well as all eight postseason contests. Staley earned All-Pro honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013, in addition to being selected to six Pro Bowls (2012-2016 & 2018). Last season, he started all 16 games at left tackle.
Staley currently ranks fifth in franchise history for the most games played by an offensive lineman (174), trailing only T Len Rohde (208), T Keith Fahnhorst (193), G/C Randy Cross (185) and C/G Jesse Sapolu (182). A member of San Francisco’s 10-year wall, which recognizes 49ers players whose tenures reached the 10-year mark, Staley is also a two-time recipient of the Bobb McKittrick Award (2014-15), given annually to the 49ers offensive lineman who best exemplifies the dedication, excellence and commitment of former offensive line coach Bobb McKittrick. In 2018, Staley was selected as one of eight finalists for the annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for the fourth-consecutive season.
A 34-year-old native of Rockford, MI, Staley played at Central Michigan University, where he earned consecutive First-Team All-MAC honors in both his junior and senior seasons. He played in 46 games (39 starts) for the Chippewas and helped the team produce a 1,000-yard rusher in three of his four seasons (2003-05).