49ers Reach New Contract Agreement With Robbie Gould
Just hours before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for players on franchise tags to reach a new contract extension with their teams, the San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have reached an agreement with kicker Robbie Gould on an extension worth two-years, $10.5 million. The contract also contains an option clause, that would raise the value to a four-year, $19 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.
Back in April, it looked as if Gould’s time with the 49ers was coming to an end. Gould, 36, demanded a trade away from the 49ers to a team that would be willing to sign him to a contract extension and not keep franchise tagging him. Even after Gould made it public that he wanted a trade, the 49ers still told reporters that they would not honor his trade request. Now in July, it looks like John Lynch made the correct move.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 15, 2019
Breaking down Robbie Gould’s 4 year $19M extension w/ the #49ers, including $10.5M fully guaranteed & $6.15M cash in 2019. He was previously set to earn $4.9M on the franchise tag.
Full Details: https://t.co/TKl7CiT9pQ
— Spotrac (@spotrac) July 15, 2019
It became believed that Gould was interested in a trade to return to his former team, the Chicago Bears. Over the past two seasons as a member of the 49ers, Gould has been living in a hotel near the 49ers team facility in Santa Clara, California, while his wife and kids lived in their house back in Chicago. With the signing of this extension, expect the Gould’s to purchase a full-time home during the coming months in California.
In his two seasons so far as a member of the 49ers, Gould has been one of the better kickers in the NFL. Gould has hit 72/75 field goal attempts since signing with the 49ers and led the NFL in field goal % last season at 97.1%.
Robbie Gould is staying in San Francisco long-term after all! The four-year contract is worth $19 million, with the first two years fully guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. pic.twitter.com/UpeznCBsd1
— ourSF49ers (@OSf49ers) July 15, 2019
Gould’s contract extension is expected to be the only one reached by Monday’s deadline across the NFL among all tagged players. Some big-name players who are expected to not reach a contract extension today are Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans and Grady Jarrett of the Atlanta Falcons.
With today being last day franchise players can sign long-term deals this year, here’s what sources say:
*Houston LB Jadeveon Clowney will not get a deal done.
*Atlanta and DT Grady Jarrett are unlikely to reach an agreement.
*49ers and K Robbie Gould have agreement in place.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2019