49ers sign LB Fred Warner to record five-year, $95M extension
San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner (54) during Organized Team Activities at San Francisco 49ers Training Facility.  Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

49ers sign All-Pro LB Fred Warner to record five-year, $95 million extension

The San Francisco 49ers have locked up Fred Warner. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Niners are signing the All-Pro linebacker to a five-year, $95 million deal with $40.5 million guaranteed. 

The $19 million per year average makes Warner the highest-paid inside linebacker in the NFL. According to Spotrac, Seattle Seahawks' Bobby Wagner was previously the highest-paid ILB at $18 million per year. 

In his three seasons with the 49ers, Warner has proven to be one of the best linebackers in the NFL, earning his first All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections last season. The 24-year-old has recorded 367 tackles, four sacks, 21 passes defended, three interceptions, a touchdown and five forced fumbles through his three NFL seasons.

Warner told reporters in May that he wanted to be a "Niner for life." His new contract makes that a possibility. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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