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49ers re-sign Kyle Juszczyk to a 5-year deal worth $27 million

The Niners keep their offensive weapon from hitting the open market.

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The San Francisco 49ers continue to try and lock up their prized free agents before the negotiating period begins on Monday afternoon.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Niners have agreed to a five-year deal with fullback Kyle Juszczyk worth $27 million.

NFL Insider Adam Caplan says only $10 million is guaranteed for Juszczyk, whose AAV will be $5.4 million.

General manager John Lynch sent out a tweet late Saturday that indicated the two parties were closing in on a deal, and now it is official.

The 29-year-old fullback has been dubbed as an offensive weapon by Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. Juszczyk had 17 carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns last season but offers a ton of value as a pass-catcher.

The five-time Pro Bowler had 19 receptions for 202 yards and four scores during the 2020 campaign. He’s also a versatile blocker who helps create running lanes for San Francisco’s speedy backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr.

Juszczyk originally signed a four-year deal worth $21 million with the Niners prior to the 2017 season. Since joining the team, Juszczyk 1,212 total yards nine TDs.

One of Lynch’s primary objectives has now been checked off the list. The 49ers would still like to re-sign left tackle Trent Williams and cornerback Jason Verrett before they can begin negotiating with other teams on Monday.

Are you happy with Juszczyk’s new deal? Or do you think the Niners overpaid?