Before the sun came up on Monday morning on the west coast, Robbie Gould signed a two-year deal to remain with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal was struck about eight hours before the deadline. Gould joined Adam Schefter’s podcast to discuss how the deal went down, his family, and shared some thoughts on the 49ers for this upcoming season.
Schefter started by saying he didn’t know if he’d see Gould in a 49ers uniform this season. Here’s what Gould said:
“I didn’t know if it was going to get done either. We started talking on Sunday. By the time I landed this morning(Monday), all the language and everything, and financials came together. I’m pretty thankful for the organization. They made a really aggressive push to get something done before the deadline. I’m excited to get back to San Francisco and start playing football again.”
Later on in the podcast, Gould mentioned how it all happened at the last minute, and it all happened so quick.
Schefter asked Gould, “Bigger news, that you’re going to be back in San Francisco, or you won’t be kicking for the Chicago Bears, as many Bears fans hoped?”
Yeah, it’s a tough situation for sure. Chicago is home for me. It will always be home. It’s been kind of a weird offseason. Who knows what would have happened if something didn’t get done. The 49ers stepped up big time to get this done. They stepped outside of the box and had an open mind, and we were able to get this done.
Gould expounded on the “weird offseason,” saying how one minute you’re a free agent, the next you’re getting franchised tagged, then you think the team is bringing in another kicker. He went through the timeline leading up to when the deal was made. He said it was a “rollercoaster of emotions.” Gould mentioned how he wanted at least a two-year contract that was guaranteed, which brings us to his family.
Gould also talked about how he would have been forced to make a difficult decision if this would have gotten closer to the season. He mentioned his family, and his son enrolling in school, and all the logistics that go into seeing each other.
Gould would go on to share his thoughts about some of his teammates returning from injury, the young core of players, and much more. You can listen to the entire podcast here.