Crabtree contract dust clears in 6-year deal

BY foxsports • October 7, 2009

The Michael Crabtree numbers are in, and his holdout does not appear to have produced anything drastic outside of the normal No. 10 draft slot.


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The newly-signed contract between long-time first-round holdout Michael Crabtree and the 49ers is a six-year deal for a $32 million base salary, with $17 million guaranteed, according to ProFootballTalk.com.

However, if Crabtree has two Pro Bowl seasons during the first four years, the deal will transform into a five-year, $28 million contract.

There are other contract escalators that could ramp the deal up to $40 million over six years, but in order to obtain those numbers the former Texas Tech receiver would have to be a phenomenal player, as well as postseason performer — with many of those incentives very unlikely to be earned.

Both sides appear to be ecstatic to finally get this contract worked out, and Niners insiders are gushing over the ability to add a bonafide potential playmaker to the roster.



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