San Francisco Splash Out To Keep Willis

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Having strengthened their offensive line nicely with the drafting of Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati, the 49ers have turned their attention to their defense giving LB Patrick Willis a 5 year contract extension ensuring he will be a 49er until 2016.

At $50m with a $29m of guaranteed money this was not a cheap move, however given he has played 42 consecutive games for them since being drafter at 11 overall in 2007, and has led the team in tackles every year it should prove a shrewd move. This shows that San Francisco are serious about regaining their dynasty status of the 1980s and Willis has been a pro bowler in each of his three NFL seasons is undoubtedly a great talent and this move will give a big boost to the team as they attempt to challenge the Arizona Cardinals recent dominance in the NFC West.

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