The 49ers on Wednesday checked the last remaining box on their offseason to-do list. They agreed to terms on an extension with All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner that will keep him in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. For the first time in a couple years the front office may be able to take a breath.
General manager John Lynch and the front office in their second offseason handed out a five-year, $137.5 million deal to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. In 2019 they dealt a second-round pick to acquire Dee Ford and then issued him a five-year deal worth $85.5 million. The following year was George Kittle’s turn with a five-year contract worth up to $75 million. This offseason began with Trent Williams’ six-year, $138.06 million deal and ended with the Warner’s five-year, $95 million agreement.
A quick look ahead to next offseason shows the 49ers’ front office could be in the clear on long-term extensions. Defensive end Nick Bosa will be eligible for an extension after this season, and his is sure to be another hefty one should he stay healthy and work his way back into the Defensive Player of the Year conversation.
However, this will only be his third year and he has a year with a club option left on his rookie contract. Negotiations may happen, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if a deal doesn’t come down until the 2023 offseason.