The San Francisco 49ers made a move to lock up one of the league’s most talented tight ends on Monday, signing former Pro Bowler Jordan Reed to a one-year deal for the 2020 season.
Reed, who is 30 years old, will earn a relatively low base salary on his contract but will have the chance to earn much more due to performance incentives. It’s a move that makes sense both for Reed and the 49ers, as he has dealt with injury problems that have severely limited his time on the field in recent years.
The 2016 Pro Bowler has had a history of concussions and did not play last season due to concussion-related problems that were brought to a head after a concussion suffered in the preseason.
When on the field, Reed was productive as a member of the Washington Football Team, catching 329 passes for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns in six seasons with the team.
With that said, Reed has never played in more than 13 games in a season.
The 49ers hope that their new talented acquisition has put his injury problems behind him and will be a major contributor and target for QB Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2020 season.