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Robbie Gould discusses contract standoff on KNBR 680

© Stan Szeto | 2018 Dec 9

There have been few kickers as prolific in the last two season as Robbie Gould has been for the San Francisco 49ers. He has made a total of 72 field goals and 55 extra points in just two years, while leading the NFL in field goals made during the 2017 season and leading the NFL in field goal percentage last season.

The 49ers have made it clear that they want him to remain on their team, and placed the franchise tag on Gould. That tag, which will pay him approximately $5,000,000, has yet to be signed by Gould as he made a trade request in April. At the time of the request, Gould said that he would not be reporting to the team before the season opener, if he reports at all.

Gould stopped by the Murph & Mac show on Friday morning and discussed what his future with the team will look like.

“I don’t know,” Gould said. “My agent is gonna handle it all and I’m just excited to be out here playing golf and excited to be home with my family and hanging out. It’ll take care of itself the way it’s supposed to and I’ll let my agent handle it, and if something comes up they’ll let me know.”

Gould continued and discussed his mindset surrounding the trade request and how he would frame his side of the negotiation.

“There’s really nothing to frame, you know? There’s deadlines and things that will kinda take part and my agent, like I said…I got to the point where I just want him to handle it,” Gould continued. “I don’t want to deal with that or focus on it. We have things and deadlines that the CBA allows to happen and you kinda make decisions as those happen.”

The San Francisco 49ers and Robbie Gould have until July 15 to come to a long-term agreement, and if they don’t come to an agreement by then, then they can only agree on a one-year contract before negotiating on a long-term deal next offseason. Gould is still confident that he can keep playing for a long time, despite being 36 years old.

“I think the kicking position is kind of unique, right? I mean you see Adam Vinatieri he’s almost 50 and still kicking in the National Football League,” Gould said. “You know as long as you make kicks and stay healthy and you do the things you’re supposed to do on and off the field, you can play as long as you want to.”

If Gould does end up leaving the San Francisco 49ers though, he assured the station that KNBR would not be to blame for his exit.

“I won’t blame it on you. It’s not the radio station, that’s for sure.”


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