Bears fans who still dream of a reunion with Robbie Gould will have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, the 49ers announced they renegotiated their contract with Gould who will remain in San Francisco for two more seasons.
Kickin it like Robbie Gould. pic.twitter.com/zOfVLcPU5N
Gould took to Twitter himself to thank the 49ers.
Excited to be back in the RED And GOLD!
Thank you to the York family, @49ers organization, coaches, and teammates for all of their hard work and dedication to making this all become a reality. pic.twitter.com/Hgt6XH5x3e
— Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09) December 30, 2020
Adam Schefter reports the two-year deal is worth $7.25 million, fully guaranteed.
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Back in 2019, Gould signed a deal that was also set to expire in 2022. But according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, the new deal will save the 49ers over a million dollars in cap space.
Gould currently ranks as the fifth-most accurate kicker in NFL history, as he’s hit 86.58% of his field goal attempts over his 16-year career. He also holds the Bears franchise record for points scored, with 1,207. That’s 91 more points than Kevin Butler who ranks second.
While kicking has been a bugaboo for the Bears ever since the team cut Gould before the 2016 season. However the Bears may have finally found a long-term solution in Cairo Santos. In his second stint in Chicago, Santos has hit 93% of his field goal attempts and 97% of his PATs.