York 49ers expecting Purdy contract extension

ORLANDO— Despite finishing fourth in NFL MVP voting, quarterback Brock Purdy is the 49th highest-paid 49er in his third season. He's guaranteed $1.1 million in 2024. He should expect a significant wage boost next year, the first time his contract can be renegotiated.

NBC Sports Bay Area asked 49ers CEO Jed York about Purdy's future deal at the NFL Annual Meeting on Tuesday. “I think it’s a good problem when your quarterback is one of your highest-paid guys on your team and in the league,” "So much planning goes into it."

This offseason, the 49ers threatened defensive lineman Arik Armstead and fullback Kyle Juszczyk with contract cuts to prepare for Purdy's expected raise.

Refusing, Armstead was released. Juszczyk agreed, saving the 49ers $4 million in salary cap space. A year from now, the organization might make similar demands to other high-priced players to clear cap room for Purdy's expected huge contract.

York trusts chief negotiator Paraag Marathe, general manager John Lynch, and coach Kyle Shanahan to make personnel and cap management decisions to prepare for Purdy's rise from the league minimum to the NFL's top salary.

The market is," York said. Brock will request something unprecedented. Who knows how many quarterbacks make over $40 million per year." Twelve quarterbacks earn $40 million or more per season. Joe Burrow of Cincinnati earns $55 million, the most in the league.

Jimmy Garoppolo signed a $27.5 million-per-season agreement with the 49ers five years ago. He briefly led the league in pay. The 2018 league salary cap was $177.2 million per team. The cap jumped to $255.4 million per team this year.

“You see the market has changed,” York added. “Whether I like it or not, that's the market, and you have to accept reality. To me, the quarterback is the most important position in football and all sports, and they should be paid well.”

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