The 49ers announced that they have signed LT Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension on Thursday.
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“In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” said 49ers GM 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.”
There had been talk that a contract extension could be coming for Staley as he was clearly underpaid for the type of production San Francisco has gotten out of him in recent years.
Staley, 29, signed a nine-year, $43.66 million contract that included $18 million guaranteed back in 2009. He still had four years remaining on his contract, so this is a nice gesture by the 49ers. Staley is now under contract through the 2019 season.
Staley hasn’t missed a single game in the past three seasons and was Pro Football Focus‘ No. 6 offensive tackle last year with very good ratings in both run and pass-blocking.