What Buckner finds ‘ridiculous’ about the 49ers’ deal for Hargrave originally appeared nbc sports birea
DeForest Buckner couldn’t help but notice something familiar about Javon Hargrave’s reported free-agent contract with the 49ers.
San Francisco made a surprising splash on Monday morning, agreeing to sign East Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle to four-year, $84 million contract in free agency.
By adding Hargrave, the 49ers strengthened their defensive line With Eric Armstead a star tackle, whose ability they haven’t had since Buckner in 2019.
After the deal was announced, the former 49ers defensive lineman Mike Silver of the San Francisco Chroniclewhere he noted similarities between Hargreaves’ contract and the exact contract (four years, $84 million) he received from the Indianapolis Colts after being traded to San Francisco in the 2020 offseason.
“Great for him!” Buckner told Silver. “Just funny how they literally gave him the same contract.”
Unable to work out a contract extension with the 49ers following his Second Team All-Pro selection in 2019, Buckner was traded to the Colts in exchange for the No. 13 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which San Francisco drafted an inexpensive replacement. was used to prepare. , defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw.
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Unfortunately for the 49ers, Kinlaw has not been able to stay healthy and his future with the team looks bleak. Since the trade, Buckner received a First Team All-Pro selection in 2020 and was named to his second career Pro Bowl in 2021.
It took three seasons, and a hefty contract the team didn’t want to offer Buckner, but the 49ers eventually found his replacement.