Eric Reid may have announced his rookie contract signing his own way (Instagram), but the San Francisco 49ers officially announced the deal today. Reid signed a four-year deal worth approximately $8.4 million, that includes a $4.55 million signing bonus.
After the official announcement, the 49ers have now officially signed their entire 2013 draft class that promises to see more action than the 2012 draft class did.
The former LSU Tiger Reid was selected 18th overall in the NFL Draft after the Niners traded up with the Dallas Cowboys to secure his rights. Reid was the second safety taken in the draft behind New Orleans Saints first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro.
Reid played 39 games over three seasons with the LSU Tigers, he left for the NFL Draft after his junior season. Reid had an impressive career in those three years with 199 tackles, six interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 11 pass breakups and 4½ tackles for loss.
Reid’s $8.4 million is the reason that the Niners went young and decided to not resign or franchise tag incumbent Dashon Goldson. Goldson signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract, that included a $22 million guaranteed. General Manager Trent Baalke believed that there were more important Niners to spend that kind of money on.
Reid will report to Training Camp with the rookies on July 19th.