49ers News: Joe Staley Agrees to 2-Year Contract Extension with San Francisco

Paul KasabianSenior Contributor

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 30: Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers blocks during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the LA Memorial Coliseum on December 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Rams defeated the 49ers 48-32. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers and left tackle Joe Staley have agreed to a two-year contract extension, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. 

Maiocco reported that the 49ers announced the news to fans at the team's state-of-the-franchise event.

On Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported details of the deal:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

On the #49ers 2-year extension with LT Joe Staley: He’s on the books for $36.75 over 3 years ($28M in new money). If he plays 16 games, he’ll make $13.5M in 2019. In 2020, he got $10.55M base ($4.5M guaranteed) with 700K in bonuses. In 2021, it’s $11.3M plus $700K in bonuses.

The extension will keep Staley in San Francisco through the 2021 NFL season.

Staley, a 12-year veteran and six-time Pro Bowler, has spent his entire professional career in San Francisco. The 49ers drafted him 28th overall out of Central Michigan in 2007.

Staley spoke to fans at the event, noting how he wants to spend the rest of his career with the 49ers:

Matt Maiocco @MaioccoNBCS

Joe Staley on his contract extension through 2021. https://t.co/k55uKmyH7e

He also talked with reporters afterward, telling the media he had no desire to head elsewhere with potential free agency looming in 2020:

Matt Maiocco @MaioccoNBCS

After last season, Joe Staley joked about hitting free agency after the 2019 season? But was he feeling anxious about that uncertainty? https://t.co/Mc1usYA54P

San Francisco fans certainly won't mind Staley sticking around. The veteran has been a rock on the offensive line for more than a decade and has missed just four games over the past eight years.

He's played and started in 174 regular-season games and eight playoff contests for San Francisco, which went to three straight NFC Championship Games from 2011-13 while he took care of the blind side.

Pro Football Focus also explained how consistent Staley has been throughout his career:

Pro Football Focus @PFF

Entering his 13th season, Staley’s been the epitome of consistency for the offensive tackle position, earning 81.0-plus overall grades in each of the past seven seasons. He’s also been an ironman over that stretch, playing 840 or more offensive snaps in each season. https://t.co/7yaVpD38ha

Pro Football Focus @PFF

Here’s a look at Staley’s incredible career thus far as he continues to build his case as one of the NFL’s best ever at the LT position: https://t.co/WLmlvibILl https://t.co/yyZ3965FKG

Staley, who turns 35 in August, will now be San Francisco's Week 1 left tackle for the 13th straight season. The 49ers open the 2019 campaign with a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 8.