San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid is entering the final season of his five-year rookie contract, but he said he has yet to talk about a contract extension with the team.
“I look at it from a business standpoint," Reid said. "I mean, I majored at business at LSU before I left. They have me under contract. They don’t have any reason to talk to me right now because they still have me. I imagine that if I play well in the first half of the season, maybe they’ll reach out to me. Maybe they’ll reach out to me before training camp. I don’t really know. It’s whatever route they decide to take. I look at it as a business, treat it as a business, and I have a job to do, so I’m here to do it.”
San Francisco underwent a front office overhaul this offseason with John Lynch taking over at general manager and Kyle Shanahan at head coach, and they have been focused on getting an offseason workout plan together.
Because of that, it's easy to think that they won't begin discussing contract extensions until we get closer to the season. However, they simply may be waiting to see who Reid adjusts to a new position.
The 49ers are moving Reid from free safety - where he has spent his first four seasons in the NFL - to strong safety, which is a vastly different role in defensive coordinator Robert Saleh's new defense.
Reid is under contract for $5,676,000 this season, all of which is fully guaranteed. He recorded 62 tackles with a forced fumble and one interception in 10 games last season. It was the first year in which he didn't play at least 15 games.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed