Marquise Goodwin has been rewarded for playing some of the best football of his career at the end of last season.
The 49ers and Goodwin have agreed to a three-year extension the team confirmed on Thursday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the deal is worth $20.3 million and $10 million guaranteed.
The #49ers and WR Marquise Goodwin agreed on 3-year extension worth $20.3M with $10M in guaranteed, sources say.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2018
Goodwin, 27, signed a two-year deal with the 49ers on the first day of free agency last offseason, and became the team’s de facto No. 1 wide receiver midway through the year after Pierre Garcon sustained a season-ending injury eight games in. Goodwin struggled with drops early on, but hit his stride once the 49ers made the switch to QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Goodwin was one yard away from three consecutive 100 yard receiving efforts in Garoppolo’s first three games, and caught 29 passes for 364 yards and one touchdown in the final five games of the season.
“From the minute Marquise joined our team, he has shown us everything we want to see in a 49er,” said General Manager John Lynch in a press release. “He leads by example with a tremendous work ethic, a trait that helped him expand his repertoire as a football player and post his most successful season as a pro last year. Marquise earned this extension by coming in every day focused on doing his job and, as a result, he made himself and his teammates better.”
As one of the fastest players in the NFL, Goodwin has long been considered a deep threat specialist, but showed excellent versatility as a possession receiver with the 49ers last year. Without top target Pierre Garcon, the 49ers averaged 308 yards through the air in Garoppolo’s five starts. For context, the Chargers led the league in passing offense last season while averaging 277 yards per game.