The San Francisco 49ers have finalized an extension with wide receiver Jauan Jennings, confirming his stay through the 2025 season. This move comes amidst ongoing contract negotiations with another prominent receiver, Brandon Aiyuk, who remains a focal point of offseason talks.

Jennings, who was approaching this season as a restricted free agent, has inked a deal reportedly worth $10.5 million guaranteed over the next two years, potentially escalating to $15.4 million in total value. This agreement marks a significant milestone for Jennings, who has had a modest earning of about $2.7 million over his first three seasons, following his seventh-round pick in the 2020 Draft from Tennessee, via ESPN.

Initially waived and then relegated to the practice squad in his rookie year, Jennings made a strong comeback to the active roster in 2021 and has been a regular feature since. His recent absence from voluntary Offseason Training Activities (OTAs) was noted, but he rejoined team activities on Wednesday with his new contract secured.

With Aiyuk’s future still in limbo, Jennings is poised to solidify his role as the No. 3 wide receiver for the 49ers, behind key players Deebo Samuel and potentially Aiyuk. Over his three-season tenure, Jennings has accumulated 78 receptions for 963 yards and seven touchdowns. His performance last season included 19 catches for 265 yards and a touchdown across 13 games, as reported by NBC Sports.

Jennings’ potential as a game-changer was highlighted in February’s Super Bowl showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a pivotal figure in the 49ers’ scoring drives, throwing a touchdown to Christian McCaffrey and later catching a crucial fourth-quarter touchdown from Brock Purdy. Despite his efforts contributing to a narrow lead, the Chiefs managed a comeback to clinch a 25-22 victory. Jennings finished the game with four receptions, 42 yards, and a touchdown, alongside a 21-yard touchdown pass.

While Jennings celebrates his new contract, the 49ers’ top offseason priority remains securing a deal with Aiyuk, who has been absent from OTAs. Aiyuk is reportedly aiming for a contract that surpasses Amon-Ra St. Brown’s recent four-year, $120 million extension with the Detroit Lions. Currently, he is operating under a $14.1 million fifth-year option but is seeking a more substantial long-term agreement.



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