Hitting the initiating market paid off for linebacker Kwon Alexander.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport experiences that the San Francisco 49ers are expected to signal Alexander to a four-year, $54 million contract, with $27 million in ensures.
Affords can not turn out to be unswerving except the initiating of the fresh league year, at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
It is a giant, survey-popping payday for the 24-year-feeble linebacker, whose $13.5 million average tops linebackers savor Luke Kuechly ($12.36 million).
The colossal contract comes after Alexander’s 2018 marketing campaign ended after staunch six video games following a torn ACL. The faded fourth-spherical dangle compiled 380 total tackles and seven sacks over four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, making 46 begins.
Alexander is a extremely valid bustle defender with coverage fluctuate. The athletic linebacker will have to aloof fit completely in the Niners’ method for defensive coordinator Robert Salah. The rangy linebacker will jog in next to rookie stud Fred Warner and valid away upgrade a 49ers defense that was browsing for a replacement after the Reuben Foster experiment failed spectacularly.
San Francisco GM John Lynch paid colossal for a linebacker coming off an injury, nonetheless the Niners have plenty of cap house to toss spherical this offseason.
With Alexander’s deal being agreed to early in the initiating negotiating window, it portends colossal cash for assorted non-pass-rushing linebackers savor C.J. Mosley and Anthony Barr.