San Francisco 49ers fans, rejoice! According to Pro Football Talk, running back Frank Gore will sign a three-year contract extension worth $21 million. Gore will receive $13.5 million in guaranteed money, according to the report.
The deal will begin in 2012. Gore is slated to make $4.9 million this year, and will start receiving his $21 million over the following three seasons.
This is good news for the 49ers, who have had a tense relationship with Gore throughout the preseason. Now that the deal appears to be done, the team can move on from this distraction and focus on getting into good football shape prior to the team's Sept. 11th season opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
Gore has struggled with injuries over the past few seasons, most recently sidelining him for five games in the 2010 season. Despite this, he has been the key to the 49ers offense for the past few years and should carry the team again in 2011.
Gore has spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the 49ers. It looks like he's set to turn that number into 10 years by the end of this deal.