49ers Extend TE Vance McDonald


The San Francisco 49ers offense hasn’t had much to cheer about this season.  The team ranks 30th in the NFL in total offense and 31st in passing offense.

Despite the poor numbers, the team decided to lock up tight end Vance McDonald on a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $35 million in new money with $16 million guaranteed.

“Vance has shown consistent growth throughout his four-year career and his production this season is the result of his dedication and hard work,” G.M. Trent Baalke said in a press release. “We believe he has only scratched the surface of what he will be able to accomplish in his career. Vance is a tremendous ambassador for the 49ers, and his passion for helping others provides a wonderful example for this organization. We look forward to his continued contributions to this organization, both on and off the field.”

If San Francisco can get more consistent play out of the quarterback position, McDonald can certainly be a weapon in the offense.

Source: Pro Football Talk

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