The San Francisco 49ers are in a rebuilding phase and they could elect to deal one of their top players. The team is shopping star LB NaVorro Bowman.
49ers shopping LB NaVorro Bowman, and there are teams interested, sources tell ESPN. His time in SF soon could come to an end.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2017
It's unclear what teams are interested in Bowman. Despite recent injuries, Bowman has 38 tackles this year. The teams interested are surely contenders.
Bowman, at age 29, will eventually be replaced by first round pick Reuben Foster even if Bowman isn't traded. The report of the 49ers talking trade with teams comes on the heels of the 49ers deciding to sit Bowman for some series to keep him fresh.
Bowman has a massive contract, one which runs through the 2022 season (when he'll be 34). However, any team that acquires Bowman would be able to easily get out of the contract not long after trading him. He's due the rest of his $6.75 million base salary this year, an $8.7 million base salary in 2018, a $750K roster bonus, a $2.55 million base salary in 2019 and a hefty $2 million roster bonus that year. He also has a $3.45 million option bonus due in March 2018.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed