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Did the 49ers Make the Right Move Extending Joe Staley’s Contract?

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

San Francisco continued an uncharacteristically busy offseason Thursday, when the team gave Joe Staley a six-year contract extension.

According to ESPN.com's John Clayton, Staley will have $18 million guaranteed with an opportunity to make as much as $45 million if he pays well.

Clayton commented that the deal was unusual because Staley hasn't played out his rookie contract yet. But General Manager Scot McCloughan made it clear that the team had full confidence in Staley.

"Joe Staley is the type of player we want to continue to add to this football team," McCloughan said. "He's a tough, versatile, no-nonsense type of guy who wants to do whatever it takes to help his team win football games."

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