Sources – Fred Warner and San Francisco 49ers agree to $ 95 million extension over 5 years – .

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Sources – Fred Warner and San Francisco 49ers agree to $ 95 million extension over 5 years – .


SANTA CLARA, Calif .– The San Francisco 49ers dealt with their last big offseason deal on Wednesday, agreeing to the terms of a contract with Fred Warner that will make him the highest-paid linebacker in history. NFL, sources Adam Schefter of ESPN said.
Warner and the Niners reached a five-year, $ 95 million deal, including $ 40.5 million guaranteed, sources told Schefter. The average annual value of $ 19 million surpasses the previous record of $ 18 million per year held by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Warner’s $ 40.5 million is the second-highest guaranteed total for an off-ball linebacker, behind CJ Mosley of the New York Jets, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The deal comes six days before the 49ers show up for training camp and 10 days before training begins on July 31, which has always been seen as an unofficial deadline for Warner and the team make a deal.

Warner, 24, left little doubt that he wanted to strike a deal last May at organized team events, when he said 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 over 250 solo tackles (252) and over 15 assists (16) in the during this period, as well as with Wagner.

Warner finished last season with 125 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions as he won his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro as well as the two most prestigious team awards in the world. Niners.

Warner joins tight end George Kittle and left tackle Trent Williams to land record contracts for their position over the past year. Kittle resigned just before training camp last year and Williams accepted his deal with the Niners in March.

Closing the Warner deal also helps reset the market for his position, as Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts and Roquan Smith of the Chicago Bears are also set to benefit from lucrative extensions.

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