49ers Decline DL Solomon Thomas’ Fifth-Year Option


The San Francisco 49ers are declining DL Solomon Thomas‘s fifth-year option for the 2021 season, according to Tom Pelissero.


It was clear that the 49ers were going to pass on Thomas’ option, considering that he hasn’t come close to living up to his draft status. 

The fifth-year option was guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from negotiating a contract extension in the coming months. It was projected to cost them $10,089,000 for the 2021 season. 

Thomas, 24, was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 49ers traded down from the No. 2 pick to select Thomas, who is in the final year of a four-year, $28.15 million deal.

In 2019, Thomas appeared in all sixteen games for the 49ers recording 21 tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for loss.

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