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The San Francisco 49ers biggest free agency decision
at this point is kicker Robbie Gould. Mike Person Authentic K'Waun Williams jersey , Jimmie Ward, and Bradley Pinion are all of note as well, but Gould is the team’s best player who could hit the open market in March.General manager John Lynch confirmed at the Senior Bowl that the two sides have been talking, but noting was imminent. A recent report suggests that is an optimistically accurate version of events.On Thursday, The Athletic’s Dan Pompei published an interview with Gould. The 49ers kicker, who spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears Youth Joe Staley jersey , talked about his love for the city and the Bears organization. Shortly after the article went up, Matt Barrows offered up some “scuttlebutt” about Gould’s negotiations with the 49ers.The easiest decision in this would be for the 49ers to use the franchise tag, which includes a one-year contract tender of $5,088,000. Players generally are not fans of the tag, but until they’re willing to strike 49ers Arik Armstead Jersey , it is probably not going anywhere. Teams have the control with it, and the 49ers can afford the hit. If the two sides can’t come to an agreement before March 5th, it would not be surprising to see the 49ers use the franchise tag.In the meantime, we await rumors on where the two sides are in their negotiations. You can run through current kicker contracts to get a handle on average salaries and guaranteed money. Stephen Gostkowski just finished up a deal that earned him $4.3 million per year with an average guarantee of $2,525,000 per year. Heading into free agency Cheap DeForest Buckner Jersey , Graham Gano now has the biggest deal, averaging $4.25 million per year, with $2 million in guaranteed money per year.Gould earned $2 million per year on his two-year deal, with $1 million in total guaranteed money. I have to think that after a pair of downright dominant seasons, Gould is looking to get upwards of $3.5 million or $4 million per year. He’s 36, but in kicker years , that’s really not too big a deal. Entirely speculating here, I could see him looking to land a two-year deal closer to $8 million. We’ll see where he ends up at. Some think San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is out the door, but his coach expects him back. Kyle Shanahan was a guest on Chicago’s 670 Score’s Mully and Haugh and was optimistic on Gould’s return. The questions stemmed from recent podcast where Gould said he loved Chicago. Shanahan was asked about Gould’s comments and what his thoughts were considering the 49ers were working hard to lock up Gould despite some hiccups. Kyle Shanahan has expectations to see Gould back, but it sounds like negotiations have started out somewhat difficult. Gould’s family resides in Chicago while he’s stayed in a hotel near the 49ers’ facilities in Santa Clara during the season. The road can definitely take its toll and Gould could prefer to be with his family no matter what the cost. Hopefully Shanahan’s expectations are met and the 49ers see him back in 2019.

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