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Kyle Juszczyk and 49ers had ‘informal discussions’ about return, fullback willing to weigh options

Dec 9, 2020 at 10:49 AM--

Kyle Juszczyk is among the many San Francisco 49ers players scheduled to hit free agency next season. The fullback is an integral part of Kyle Shanahan's rushing attack and offense as a whole.

Juszczyk joined KNBR on Wednesday morning and said he and the 49ers had some discussions surrounding his potential return next season. However, no decision on his NFL future has been made.

"I would just say that I absolutely, absolutely loved my time here with the Niners," Juszczyk said on the Murph & Mac show. "It's been absolutely phenomenal. I really would love to continue [my career] here, but my economics degree would tell me that it would be smart to weigh my options, and see what's out there, and see what kind of opportunities I do have for my family, and that sort of thing."

Juszczyk is earning a base salary of $5.05 million this season and has a $6.7 million salary-cap hit. That tops all fullbacks by a significant margin, according to

San Francisco will have some difficult decisions to make in the coming months as the salary cap is expected to drop next year. The team already sits near the bottom of the league in terms of available salary-cap space.

"Kyle and I have already had just brief informal discussions about a possible return," Juszczyk continued. "I'm absolutely open to that and would love that because I love everything that we've built here, and it's been so cool to be a part of that, really, from the very beginning when Kyle and John (Lynch) got here — a complete overhaul. To be a part of that first original free-agency class that they brought in has been really cool, and I would love to continue that."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Juszczyk below.


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