SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) — Fred Warner has agreed to a five-year, $95 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
The extension is worth more than $95 million, with $40.5 million in guarantees, Garafolo said, making Warner the highest paid inside linebacker in the league.
The previous high of $18 million was held by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.
The 24-year-old San Marcos, California native was entering the last year of his contract. He is now staying in the Bay through the 2026 season.
A third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Warner ranks seventh in the NFL in tackles (366). He finished last season with 125 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
Last year, Warner was selected for his first Pro Bowl appearance and First-Team All Pro-selection.
The massive deal comes six days before the Niners are scheduled to report to training camp and 10 days before they begin practice on July 31.