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49ers Extend Receiver Jauan Jennings’ Contract Through 2025 Season

The San Francisco 49ers have signed a new wide receiver, but it's not Brandon Aiyuk

The 49ers revealed on Wednesday that they have extended Jauan Jennings’ rookie contract, which will now run through the 2025 season. According to several sources, the contract extension is guaranteed at $10.5 million for the next two years, with a total value of $15.4 million.

Jennings approached the offseason as a restricted free agent. After being chosen in the seventh round of the 2020 Draft from Tennessee, he made approximately $2.7 million during his first three seasons in the NFL. Initially waived as a rookie, he was signed to the practice squad but by 2021, he was back on the active roster and has stayed there ever since.

Jennings has skipped optional OTAs since he does not have a contract. He returned to team workouts on Wednesday, having earned his new contract.

Assuming Aiyuk and the 49ers reach an agreement, Jennings will be San Francisco’s third wide receiver option, behind only Deebo Samuel and Aiyuk. In three seasons, Jennings has made 78 receptions for 963 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 19 receptions for 265 yards and a touchdown in 13 games last season.

The 49ers’ February victory against the Chiefs would have put Jennings in position to be named Super Bowl MVP. He was involved in both of San Francisco’s scores during the contest. He tossed a second-quarter touchdown to Christian McCaffrey, giving the 49ers a 10-0 lead. He subsequently grabbed a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Brock Purdy, re-establishing the 49ers’ lead at 16-13.

It is possible that Jennings would have been named Super Bowl LVIII’s MVP had the 49ers defeated the Chiefs. He had four receptions for 42 yards and a score and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to running back Christian McCaffrey before the Niners were defeated 25-22 in overtime.

“I think every single person in the NFL that watches the tape, every general manager, every scout, anybody that watches tape, they look at Jauan’s film and they’re like, ‘Holy cow, this guy is one of one,'” George Kittle, a tight end, said. “His approach and demeanor on the football field are entirely different.

He gets to that dark area that Coach Shanahan discusses with Pierre Garcon, and he is extremely violent in the way he plays the game, which is not common among receivers. He’ll strike the defensive ends as hard as he can. He will strike linebackers as hard as he can. “He’s not afraid of anything.

Meanwhile, Aiyuk is still negotiating what is expected to be a much larger and longer-term agreement. He has not taken part in the optional component of the off-season program.

Aiyuk remains San Francisco’s top offseason objective, as he sits out OTAs while allegedly demanding a contract that exceeds Amon-Ra St. Brown’s four-year, $120 million signing with the Detroit Lions. He is owed $14.1 million on a fifth-year option to his rookie deal that the 49ers exercised, but he is boycotting OTAs in quest of long-term contract stability.

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