NFL News: NaVorro Bowman agreed to a four-year extension with 49ers

NFL News: NaVorro Bowman agreed to a four-year extension with 49ers

NFL player and Linebacker NaVorro Bowman and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a four-year contract extension, the team announced, Wednesday.

The contract extension will keep the 28-year old linebacker in the Bay Area until the 2022 season. The 49ers expect that the deal will ensure Bowman end up his career in San Francisco red and gold.

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Despite still having a three-year contract with the 49ers, Bowman still agreed to stay and extend his contract for four years with the team. The contract is worth $11 million per year with $20 million assured money.

The 49ers are also giving Bowman an increase on the remaining portion of his old contract. Beneath the old deal, Bowman would have made approximately $23.55 million over the next three years. In the new deal, Bowman will increase in $33 million over the next three years, which gives the overall contract worth total of $77 million over seven years.

“My teammates and coaches have meant so much to me throughout my career and I thank them for helping me become the player I am today,” Bowman said in a team statement.

He also thanks his family and friends for the support he received throughout his life especially to the adversities in the past few years. He also stated that he is excited for the next season of the NFL.

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NaVorro Bowman is the leader of the San Francisco 49ers defense. He was initially drafted by the 49ers in the 2010 NFL Draft, third round and 91st overall. He is also earned four times the Associated Press First-Team All-Pro honors. He also had three times in the Pro Bowl.

Bowman recorded a career-high of 154 tackles last season with the 49ers, bouncing back after missing the entire 2014 season because of a knee injury.

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NaVorro Bowman is an American football inside linebacker who was born District Heights, Maryland. He played college football at Penn State and he stands 1.83 m or 6 feet flat. Bowman graduated with a degree in crime, law & justice.

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