“[Fred] Warner, a third-round pick in 2018, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and will probably be described as the league’s highest-paid linebacker in Football Outsiders Almanac 2022.”
That’s what we wrote about Fred Warner in Football Outsiders Almanac 2021, but Warner didn’t need to wait till next year. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Warner has agreed to a five-year, $95 million extension, including $40.5 million guaranteed, with the San Francisco 49ers. Warner ranked in the top 12 among linebackers in both of our pass coverage statistics last season. The All-Pro has started all 48 games in his first three NFL seasons.