ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the 49ers had reached an agreement with CB Emmanuel Moseley on a two-year deal worth up to $10.1 million. We’ll see how the contract details play out, but the team electing to extend Moseley and not place a RFA tender that would’ve cost $3.4 million tells us the Niners have confidence in Moseley.
This could potentially slam the door shut on a Jason Verrett deal, depending on Moseley’s cap hit. Moseley doesn’t have the same upside as Verrett, but you’re not worried about the injury history, and Moseley has proven he’s good enough to start in this league.
I would guess this is a heavily-incentivized deal where Moseley can earn bonuses based on playing time. We projected what Moseley’s role could look like in 2021 earlier this month. Moseley has the flexibility to play both inside and out.
The 49ers now have Moseley, Tim Harris, Mark Fields II, Ken Webster, and Adonis Alexander under contract at cornerback. At $5M AAV, Moseley is a clear starter in a year where the salary cap is lower. We’ll see who else the Niners pursue at cornerback during free agency or if they elect to wait until the NFL Draft.