Jaquiski Tartt, 49ers Agree to 2-Year Contract Extension

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The San Francisco 49ers and safety Jaquiski Tartt reached an agreement Friday on a two-year contract extension through the 2020 NFL season. 

Niners general manager John Lynch released a statement as part of the team's official announcement:

"Since we arrived last year, Jaquiski has impressed us with his play, his work ethic and the kind of teammate he is. We believe he's a natural fit in our defensive system, and his abilities will allow him to flourish. It is always exciting when we are able to extend our own young players like Jaquiski who are dedicated to their craft, this team and our community."

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported the new deal is worth a maximum of $15 million.

Tartt has emerged as one of the league's most undervalued safeties since the 49ers selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft.

The 26-year-old Alabama native racked up 55 combined tackles, three passes defended and one interception across nine appearances last season before his season ended in November because of a broken arm.

Pro Football Focus graded him as the NFL's 15th-best safety for 2017.

David Lombardi of The Athletic noted the extension comes one day after the Niners passed on the position's top prospects in the 2018 NFL draft:

Tartt has the potential to push for his first Pro Bowl selection if he stays healthy next season and should remain a stalwart within the San Francisco defense for the foreseeable future.

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