SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — With the opening of 2021 NFL training camp less than a week away, the San Francisco 49ers have reportedly reached an agreement with star linebacker Fred Warner on a $95 million contract extension that would run through the 2026 season.
Warner is entering the final year of his current contract so the team was anxious to get a deal in place to keep the heart and soul of their heralded defense on the roster for years to come.READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 Sought
ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited sources in breaking the news of the deal.
According to Schefter, deal includes $40.5 million guaranteed, second only to C.J. Mosley’s $51 million guarantee with the New York Jets.READ MORE: Investigation Finds Vallejo Officer's Use of Deadly Force Not 'Reasonable'
Warner, a former third-round draft pick out of BYU, earned a Pro Bowl berth during the 2020-2021 season, recording 125 tackles — 79 of them solo stops — and two interceptions.
During his career, Warner has been one of the most productive linebackers in the NFL, accumulating 366 total tackles — 252 solo — and 16 pass breakups.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Lights Up GG Park Christmas Tree After Darkest Year of Pandemic
The 49ers report to camp on July 27 and face the Kansas City Chiefs in their first preseason game on Aug. 14th.