The San Francisco 49ers signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year extension that will keep him in San Francisco through the 2019 season.
The San Francisco 49ers have enjoyed success along their offensive line since head coach Jim Harbaugh made them perennial Super Bowl contenders, and left tackle Joe Staley has been largely responsible for their accomplishments.
He has made the Pro Bowl in each of his last three seasons, which have consisted of Harbaugh as head coach. The 49ers rewarded his efforts with a two-year contract extension that will last through 2019.
The All-Pro tackle had previously signed a six-year contract extension that kept him under contract in San Francisco through 2017, and he averaged $7.2 million per season. The financial terms of Staley’s extension have not yet been disclosed.
Staley has proven to be durable, as he has started all 16 games in the last three seasons. The former first-round pick also did this in 2007 and 2008 before missing seven games in 2009 with a sprained knee. He also missed seven games in 2010 with an ankle injury.
The 49ers will look to lock up right guard Alex Boone and tight end Vernon Davis to keep their high level of blocking intact.