WR Jauan Jennings re-signing with 49ers for reported two years, as much as $14.5 million

by Christina S. Brown
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Regardless of an offseason filled with commerce rumors and a few new additions by means of the NFL Draft, San Francisco 49ers are formally operating it again with all the important thing veterans of their huge receiver room.

The 49ers have agreed to a two-year cope with huge receiver Jauan Jennings, who was a restricted free agent. In keeping with a number of reviews, Jennings can earn as much as $14.5 million over the following two seasons with $10.5 million assured in his new deal.

Jennings has carved out an important area of interest position in Kyle Shanahan’s offense alongside star pass-catchers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel, and he expanded that position within the 2023-24 NFL playoffs because the 49ers made it again to the Tremendous Bowl. Jennings caught a landing and in addition threw one on a trick play in that 25-22 extra time loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, recording 4 receptions for 45 yards. He additionally had a powerful fingertip catch for a key third-down conversion within the 49ers’ comeback victory over the Detroit Lions within the NFC Championship Recreation two weeks prior.

However the place the versatile Jennings has most excelled within the NFL is as an elite blocker for his place, which is essential in an offense with Christian McCaffrey at operating again and a number of other of the NFL’s greatest catch-and-run threats in Samuel, McCaffrey, Aiyuk and tight finish George Kittle. Jennings displayed this capability a number of instances final season, together with on one play the place he went viral for blocking Inexperienced Bay Packers cornerback Carrington Valentine right into a sideline Gatorade cooler within the divisional spherical of the playoffs.

Jennings not solely rejoins Aiyuk and Purdy, who stay on the workforce’s roster regardless of being concerned in myriad commerce rumors this offseason, but additionally fellow veterans Chris Conley, Ronnie Bell and Danny Grey and two rookies, 2024 first-round choose Ricky Pearsall and fourth-round choose Jacob Cowing, within the 49ers’ huge receiver room.

Like his quarterback Brock Purdy, Jennings is a former seventh-round choose who has blossomed right into a key starter in San Francisco. Now, Jennings has cashed in — similar to Purdy is seemingly destined to quickly.

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