Ward, 26, was taken with the No. 30 overall pick back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $7.112 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.
The 49ers picked up Ward‘s fifth-year option this past May, which will cost them $8,526,000 million for the 2018 season. Although, this figure is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension before free agency opens next year.
Entering today’s game, Ward had appeared in six games and recorded 29 tackles, no interceptions, a fumble recovery and a pass defense.