Jimmy Garoppolo can sleep well tonight. His other linesman is officially a 49er, a full week before the start of the training.
San Francisco signed on Sunday against Mike McGlinchey, who signed his contract with the newcomer, reported Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, after a source was informed about the situation. The four-year contract has a value of $ 18,341,876 million and is fully guaranteed, Pelissero added.
McGlinchey was the # 9 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Notre Dame product was a consensus All-American on the left tackle in 2017, but has worked on the other side this summer. It's where he projects to start the season as six-time pro-pitcher Joe Staley remains one of the league's better blind-side defenders.
The mammoth McGlinchey recorded at 6-foot, 309 pounds began tackling right for the entire 2015 campaign before moving to the left side for his last two college seasons. His selection was an extension of the $ 137.5 million investment the 49ers made in Jimmy G. San Francisco last year relied on a committee led by Trent Brown in the right tackle, which is a sore point since Anthony Davis retired after the 2014 season was.
McGlinchey's signature leaves Brown's quarterback Baker Mayfield (1), Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (3), Brown's cornerback Denzel Ward, Bill's quarterback Josh Allen (7) and Bears linebacker Roquan Smith (8) as the remaining unsigned players in the top 10.