A breakdown of this San Francisco 49ers’ 2019 free-agent signings.
The Sanfrancisco 49ers agreed to signal Alexander to a four-year deal worth around $54 million on Monday. Here’SA closer look at the linebacker who spent the past four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
What it means: That really is actually the 49ers’ final penance for its swing and a miss which has been drafting ReuBen Foster from the very first round in 20 17. Re leasing Foster — the afternoon they played the Buccaneers at November — created a enormous gap at Weakside linebacker along side Fred Warner. As a way to fill this area, a posture the Niners clearly value inside their scheme, the Niners had to fork over a lot of money for Alexander assured they is able to be Warner’s running mate for the very long term.
What’therefore the risk: Alexander is coming off a torn ACL that limited him to six matches in 2018 and even though he’s expected to return to full strength with this season, he weighs just 227 lbs and it has had previous injury issues. The Niners were drawn to Alexander’s athleticism and comparative youth (he’s merely 2-4 ) but it is a lot of money for a new player who has played 12 games in a season just once in his four NFL seasons. Alexander also includes a penchant for missed tackles, posting 70 from 2015 to 2017, most from the NFL at the time, according to Pro Football Focus.