Originally posted by Gore_21:
With James Laurinaitis getting a 5 year 41 million dollar deal with 23+ guaranteed it's not going to be easy. Not sure they will want to tie up 90-100 million in ILB between him and Willis (50 mil). Would be cheaper to get it done now but we have Bowman for 2 more years (including this yr) plus we can tag him 2 more years so we might just go with having him 4 more years. He wouldn't be a FA until after the 2015 season. If we sign him now it might mean we made our decision on him vs Goldson and not sure we are ready to do that yet.
Why are you all freaking out. Can't we just Tender Bowman and match the contract. I'd also like to see another season of him being healthy before we lock him up longterm. In planning ahead, the 49ers felt they had enough space to restructure linebacker Patrick Willis' contract late last year to absorb a cap figure of more than $17 million on the 2012 cap.
The move reduced his costs for future seasons. Also Justin Smith Contract needs to be extended, should lower his base salary, and I'm not sure if we can afford tagging goldson next season, or resign. My thinking test the waters with goldson, offering a fair deal, I doubt a repeat of last seasons numbers. If not we can always take one in the draft.
[ Edited by TheGoldDiggerrrr on Sep 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM ]