- According to Getlin’s sources, Staley has “outplayed” his current contract.
- Getlin’s sources added that the 49ers recognizes that it would be a smart move to approach Staley now and prevent him from becoming “disenchanted” with his contract situation.
Staley, 29, signed a nine-year, $43.66 million contract that included $18 million guaranteed back in 2009. He still has four years remaining on his contract and stands to make just $2.7 million for the 2014 season.
As of now, Staley has a $3.4 million cap figure, which is pretty good for a top-10 left tackle.
Staley hasn’t missed a single game in the past three seasons. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 offensive tackle in the league with very good ratings in both run and pass-blocking.