There’s a standoff currently going on between the San Francisco 49ers and guard Alex Boone, with no end in sight.
The 49ers were the first to blink in this starting contest, offering Boone to be paid as one of the Top 12 Guards in the NFL, to which Boone declined.
Alex Boone has been offered a contract by @49ers that would make him a top 12-paid OG. He turned it down.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 18, 2014
Currently, Boone is tied for 23rd in the highest paid guards in the NFL at about $2 million for the upcoming season. The 49ers offer to make him among the top 12 highest paid would have been a salary increase to about $3 million.
Just to put this into perspective, current 49er guard Mike Iupati, a two-time Pro Bowler (2012-2013) and First Team All-Pro back in 2012, is looking at a 2014 salary of about $2.97 million.
In essence, the 49ers offered to make Boone a higher paid player than Iupati, and he still declined the offer.
As it currently stands, Boone and the 49ers are no closer to a contract agreement than they were prior to the start of voluntary workouts back in May.
With each day that passes, the 49ers seem to want to get Boone signed, however Boone seems to be playing hardball. The 49ers kickoff their first regular season game in less than three weeks, and at some point, somebody will have to blink.
Either the 49ers will give in and give Alex Boone what he feels he deserves, or Boone could sit out part or perhaps even all of the regular season, which is sad, considering that this current team is a Super Bowl team.
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