Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Joshua Garnett signs rookie contract with the 49ers

Jul 29, 2016 at 8:40 PM--


And then there were none. The San Francisco 49ers officially signed the last of their unsigned rookies on Friday night and the second of their first-round selections. Guard Joshua Garnett signed his four-year contract with the team. The signing will make Garnett available for the team's training camp, which kicks off this weekend.


Thanks to the 2011 CBA, all rookie contracts are now for a length of four years with teams having an option to pick up a fifth year option for each of their first-round selections. Having set numbers for each spot eliminates the need to negotiate salary and only leaves items like bonus payment terms, roster bonus allocations, and other miscellaneous structural items, which is likely what held up Garnett's deal for so long.

While Garnett has participated in the 49ers' offseason program, he had to miss the early portions due to NFL rules that prohibit rookies from participating in offseason work until their school's senior class has finished their terms.

The 49ers traded back into the first round to select Garnett out of Stanford with the 28th overall selection. Garnett was the 2015 John Outland Trophy Winner, an award given to the most outstanding interior lineman of the year. He is expected to compete for the starting job at right guard and was considered to be the best run blocker in this year's draft. However, one aspect of Garnett's game that has been repeatedly criticized is his pass blocking. "He's solid in pass protection, though it's unlikely that he'll be one of the league's best in this area," said advanced statistics site Pro Football Focus in a scouting report prior to the draft.


While Pro Football Focus projected Brandon Thomas as the team's starter at right guard, the 49ers likely moved back into the first round of the draft to select Garnett with the intention of making him the starter right away. The job will likely be Garnett's to lose.

The signing means that the 49ers' 2016 rookie draft class now consumes over $9.6 million in salary cap space for the upcoming season and a potential investment of over $51.2 million for the length of their combined rookie contracts.

San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa now remains as the only unsigned first rounder from the entire 2016 draft class.

The 49ers report to training camp on Saturday and the first team practice will take place on Sunday.

Below was the projected contract for Garnett, per salary cap site Spotrac.com. However, his actually contract may differ ever so slightly.

OG Joshua Garnett, Stanford
Round 1, Pick 28
Total Value: $9,304,311
Signing Bonus: $4,966,772
2016 Cap: $1,691,693

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers rookie RB Ty Davis-Price eager for NFL debut vs. Packers

By David Bonilla
Aug 10

NFL preseason games don't mean much to San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. If it were up to him, he'd replace them with joint practices, feeling those are more beneficial. For rookies, though, preseason games can mean a lot. It's not just an opportunity to showcase yourself. It's a chance to get acclimated to what it's like playing in an NFL game. The 49ers open their three-game exhibition schedule on Friday against the Green Bay Packers. It's the only preseason game they will play at Levi's Stadium, and rookie running back Ty Davis-Price (prefers Ty versus Tyrion) can't wait. "I'm looking forward to it, most definitely," Davis-Price told reporters after Wednesday's practice. "First NFL game, I don't know what to expect, to be honest with you. Just



"It's everything that I dreamed of": 49ers rookie Brock Purdy was more excited than nervous about NFL debut

By David Bonilla
Aug 12

Every San Francisco 49ers quarterback threw a touchdown during Friday night's 28-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers. Trey Lance played two drives. Nate Sudfeld got an extended look next. Then rookie Brock Purdy finished out the game. Purdy wasn't sure if he would get to play, knowing the plan was to give Sudfeld a long look. So he was more excited than nervous when he finally had his number called in the fourth quarter. "I just went out there, and I wanted to show the guys I can compete, and I can lead and offense, and things like that," Purdy, the final selection of the 2022 NFL Draft, told reporters in the locker room after the game. "Yeah, I just went out, and I had fun, and did what the coaches asked of me." Purdy added: "Just being



49ers rookie Drake Jackson feeling fine, learning from Nick Bosa, Trent Williams

By David Bonilla
Aug 14

Drake Jackson left Friday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers with a shoulder stinger. He was back on the practice field on Sunday, as the team prepares to travel to Minnesota for joint practices with the Vikings. Reporters noticed Jackson wasn't at 100 percent during the Sunday session, but the good news is that things are trending upwards for the defensive lineman's health. "It feels good," Jackson said of his shoulder after practice. "Just taking it day by day. It's getting better each and every day, rehabbing it, and things of that sort." Despite the early exit, Jackson loved getting into his first NFL game action. "It felt good," he said. "It felt like I'm back, back on the field. I missed playing football since 'SC. It's been a



49ers RedZone Podcast: Assessing Trey Lance's performance in 49ers Training Camp

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Aug 8

Co-hosts Rohan Chakravarthi and Marco Martinez, as well as OurSF49ers break down everything they saw from Trey Lance on Day 10 of 49ers training camp, while going over the team's performance. The audio for the show is embedded above, while the video is available below. You can listen to the


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone