The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 17, 2014
General manager Trent Baalke had this to say about the extension (via 49ers.com).
In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life. He is a three-time All-Pro and core member of our football team. His commitment and professionalism have been great assets to our team and our community. This extension reflects our philosophy of investing in our core players.
This is an extremely interesting move with both Vernon Davis and Alex Boone likely to holdout into training camp. Staley was previously signed through the 2017 season with Davis signed through 2015.
In a vaccum, Staley’s extension didn’t seem like a top priority.
One has to wonder if the 49ers were making a point to their star tight end here. In any event, Staley will likely finish his career where it started…in San Francisco.
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