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.
More juice for everyone: The #49ers and FB Kyle Juszczyk have agreed to terms on a 5-year deal worth $27M, source said. It is signed. They keep their offensive weapon, a priority they concentrated on early.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
NFL Insider Adam Caplan says only $10 million is guaranteed for Juszczyk, whose AAV will be $5.4 million.
#49ers and 5-time Pro Bowl FB Kyle Juszczyk agreed to a 5-year, $27m contract, with $10m gtd.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 15, 2021
He originally signed a 4-year, $21m deal ($5.25m/season) in March of 2017, which was set to expire on Wednesday.
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?