With an annual average of $ 19 million, Fred Warner will become the highest-paid inside linebacker in NFL history.
SANTA CLARA – The San Francisco 49ers handled the final piece of their great offseason this Wednesday, agreeing terms with Fred Warner in an agreement that will make it the highest paid inside linebacker in the history of the NFLsources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Warner and the Niners they agreed to a pact of five years and $ 95 million what includes $ 40.5 million guaranteedsources told Schefter. The annual average of $ 19 million exceeds the previous record of $ 18 million per year it held Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks.
The $ 40.5 million guaranteed from Warner are the second most guaranteed for an inside linebacker, behind only C.J. Mosley of the New York Jets and its 51 million dollars, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The agreement comes six days before the 49ers were scheduled to report to training camp and 10 days before they began training on July 31, something that was always considered an unofficial deadline for Warner and the team to reach an agreement.
WarnerThe 24-year-old left little doubt that he wanted a contract terminated last May during organized team activities, when he pointed out that he wanted to be “a Niner for life.”
A third-round pick in the 2018 draft, Warner ranks seventh in the NFL in tackles (366) and is one of two players with at least 250 tackles (252) and 15 passes cut (16) in that span, along with Wagner.
Warner finished last season with 125 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, two forced fumbles and two interceptions while earning his first invitation to the Pro Bowl and appointment All-Pro, in addition to the two most prestigious awards for the team of the Niners.
Warner joins tight end George Kittle and left tackle Trent Williams by landing record contracts for their respective positions in the past year. Kittle renewed just before last year’s training camp, and Williams agreed to its new contract with the Niners in March.
Agree now with Warner now helps to reestablish the market for its position, with Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts Y Roquan Smith of the Chicago Bears they also expect lucrative extensions.