NaVorro Bowman is staying by a Bay for a prolonged haul.
The three-time Pro Bowl linebacker concluded to a four-year agreement prolongation with a 49ers, a group announced. The understanding is value $11 million per year with $20 million guaranteed, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved. Bowman had 3 years left on his prior understanding and will now be with San Francisco by 2022. This is Bowman’s third agreement as a member of a 49ers.
“My teammates and coaches have meant so most to me via my career and we appreciate them for assisting me turn a actor we am today,” Bowman pronounced in a group statement. “The support I’ve perceived from my family and friends via my life, generally by a adversity of a past few years, has meant so most to me. we can’t wait for a deteriorate to start and play in front of a best fans in a NFL.”
This prolongation creates Bowman a second highest-paid inside linebacker in a league, behind Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Bowman led a joining in sum tackles (154) and gathered 2.5 sacks for San Francisco in 2015.
One of a few players that withstood a mass exodus of talent out of San Francisco after Jim Harbaugh left in 2014, Bowman has been properly rewarded. He is a heartbeat of a team, replacing mythological linebacker Patrick Willis as a personality on a invulnerability and a tie on a joining leaderboard. Bowman battled behind from a harmful leg injury suffered in a 2014 postseason to browbeat offenses in 2015.
“Over a final 6 years, NaVorro has turn a cornerstone of a classification and securing his destiny in a Bay Area was a priority for us,” Niners ubiquitous manager Trent Baalke said. “The stability he displayed while overcoming adversity and returning to his All-Pro form provides a good instance of what can be achieved by tough work and self-belief. This agreement prolongation reaffirms a core truth of rewarding a possess players and we are anxious to know NaVorro will play his whole career with a 49ers.”
While a rest of a joining is endangered with how new Niners manager Chip Kelly, an descent mind, will change San Francisco’s defense, Bowman has shown care and thrown support behind his new skipper.
“I consider it’ll be straight,” he told NFL Media’s Conor Orr in January. “We only had a down years and each module goes by it. We’ll really get behind to where we were.
“I consider people are floating it out of proportion. we consider any invulnerability we play in, if your offense is removing off a margin quicker than we gotta get off a margin quicker. You gotta reason yourself to that standard.”
Confidence in a Niners’ destiny clearly goes both ways. What Bowman sees in Kelly’s prophesy for a team, a classification sees in him for a subsequent 7 seasons.