The 49ers announced that they have signed LT Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension on Thursday.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Staley’s new extension is fairly complex as it adds two option years at a total of $18.8 million to his previous agreement.
- Staley’s deal can be worth $23.3 million if he reaches incentives, according to Rapoport.
- Rapoport adds that the 49ers must decide on Staley’s $6 million option for 2018 by April 1st of next year.
- After that, San Francisco will later have to decide whether or not to pick up his 2019 option worth $4 million by April 1st of 2016.
- Both of these years include base salaries of $4.8 million.
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.