After being placed under franchise tag back in February, former Penn State kicker Robbie Gould has agreed to a 4-year, $19 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal reportedly contains a fully guaranteed $10.5 million in the contract's first two years.
The #49ers have signed Robbie Gould to a four-year contract through the 2022 season. Details— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 15, 2019
Gould has been one the best kicker's in the NFL over the past two seasons with the 49ers, and one of the most accurate kickers in league history. He was 33-of-34 on field goals and 27-of-29 on extra points last season. This came on the heels of a 10-year stint with the Bears that saw him become the franchise's all-time leader in points.
A native of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, Gould walked on to the Penn State program in 2001 and was named the starting kicker as a true freshman. He went 39-of-61 on field goals and 115-of-121 on extra points over his four years in Happy Valley. He went undrafted, signing with the Patriots and Ravens before ultimately latching on in Chicago.
The 36-year-old Gould becomes the second highest-paid kicker in the NFL, behind the Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker.