49ers solidify offensive line by locking down Davis for the long-term future.
The San Francisco 49ers have extended the contract of right tackle Anthony Davis for another five years, as the team look to solidify an offensive line that was the best in the NFL in 2012.
As the San Francisco 49ers look to reload for another Super Bowl run this season, making sure that their offensive line stayed the same for now and the long term was a key part of their plans.
Anthony Davis is one of the premiere tackles in the NFL and is arguably the best run blocker going, so securing his services to aid the run game is a big boost to the teams hopes of a Vince Lombardi trophy.
The contract will see Davis earn $37m over the next five years, $17m of that will be in guaranteed money. The 49ers know that their run game and read-option offence relies heavily on a consistent and strong offensive line, something which the 49ers have.
With the return of Davis, the team will return all five starters for next season, something that is almost unheard of throughout the league. When an offensive line unit can stay consistent in its personnel and starters, then an offense will go up in production dramatically, as pass and run blocking become much more consistent.
If there was any doubt that the 49ers may regress from their Super Bowl run last season, this move will put any doubters to rest.