Rookies around the league are beginning to sign their contracts as rookie minicamps are scheduled to get underway this weekend. The 49ers second-round pick out of Notre Dame, Aaron Banks, was the first member from the Niners’ rookie class to sign his contract.
Banks’ deal is worth $7.074 million total. He gets a $2.5 million signing bonus, and his 2021 salary-cap hit is $1.29 million. That’s great value for a starting offensive lineman. Looking at last year's No. 48 overall pick, Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor, his cap number doesn’t surpass $2 million until the final season of his four-year contract.
Banks was born and raised in Alameda, California. He went to El Cerrito high school. This has to be a dream come true to play for the professional football team that you grew up around. Even better, Banks’ family can see him play.
This rookie class has a chance to change the organization, and it goes beyond Trey Lance.
For those wondering, any rookie who hasn’t signed can still participate in the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend. Any player without an accrued season can participate.