Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) makes a touchdown catch against Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) and inside linebacker A.J. Hawk (50)during the second haf of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Vernon Davis holding out for a new contract


Vernon Davis had said that he was going to go into mandatory training camp to start out the season with the San Francisco 49ers, but it seems that those plans have changed. He plans on holding out from minicamp in order to get a new contract.

Here are his thoughts from Peter King’s MMQB:

“In 2010 I signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension with $23 million guaranteed,” Davis writes. “It was the biggest contract for a tight end in league history. Four years later, and I’m playing at a higher level than I was then, which brings me to why I’m holding out. It’s all about getting paid what you deserve. It’s not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first. Most of my teammates and many players in the NFL understand that. A few don’t. Behind closed doors, they’ll say they’re all about the team and would run through a brick wall for the organization. But when you look closer, they’re doing things to contradict themselves. I can’t listen to anyone but my family and my advisors, because those are the people who are going to be there when football inevitably dumps me.”

Davis believes that he should be getting paid more because he is playing at a higher level than he was when he signed his first this contract. Sounds like it makes sense. When he starts to slow down in skills, will he give the team back some money?

He still has a couple of years on his current deal. He signed this deal. If he wanted a contract to work like that, then he should have signed for a shorter contract back in the day.

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  • loverpoint

    Vernon Davis wants to be the highest paid TE in the NFL but he isn’t even the best TE in the NFL. He wants big contracts after he has one good year. What about all the years he is just mediocre ? I don’t see him handing over money and saying he isn’t worth it . Lets see Vernon catch double digit TD’s in back to back seasons – I bet he only catches around 7 or 8 TD’s .

    For the last 2 years I have been commenting that the 49ers need a TE and they only drafted Vance McDonald in 2013 . McDonald was not very impressive his rookie year . If they had put an effort into drafting a TE then they could trade Davis or let him walk after 2015.

    Most TE’s are willing to catch the ball in short crossing patterns , Not Vernon, when he senses a hit coming on he gets alligator arms really quick . Last year he missed a game due to a concussion which didn’t even look like he got hit .

  • Arkell Harrison

    The NFL signs players based on their potential. If we were to sign athlete to what they actually did, half the players would get absolutely nothing. Veron Davis was paid on his potential. Now that he has finally starting to play up to his potential, he wants more. Veron Davis needs to relive that he has it good and should keep his mouth shut.

  • moke2damax

    Put up digits like witten den u can run ur mouth. Until den, be humble. Greed will bite u in da ass!