San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will stay in the Bay Area for a long time.
The 49ers re-sign the Pro Bowl linebacker to a four-year, worth $44 million contract with $20 million in guaranteed and $11 million annual salary. This contract is the third one that Bowman gets from 49ers, with three years left on his existing deal, meaning he will be the effectiveness of the 49ers until 2022.
The contract makes Bowman become the league’s second highly paid linebacker, only after the Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
Bowman, a backbone of the team and team’s leader, worth the renewal contract. He injured the knee in the postseason of 2014 but played a dominant performance when he returned, with a league-leading 154 tackles.
Bowman demonstrates leadership and expressed support to the coach Chip Kelly while the others discredit Kelly in his way to affect the 49ers’ defense group.
Bowman’s performance in the next seven seasons will show us what he can view in Kelly’s vision for the future of the team.