The 49ers have made running back Frank Gore a very happy and very rich man, coming to terms with their workhorse back on a three-year deal that will play him $13.5 million in guaranteed money and $21 million overall.
Gore was due to earn $4.9 million in 2011, the final season of his four-year, $27.577 million extension from 2007.
The 28-year-old running back is coming off a fractured hip that limited him to just 11 games in 2010 and ended the two-time Pro Bowlers streak of 1,000-yard seasons at four. Gore has also added 270 receptions for 2,283 yards and nine touchdowns during his six-year career.
Agent Jason Rosenhaus said last night that Gore had agreed to terms on a new three-year contract extension that keeps him with the team through 2014.
Gore said earlier yesterday that his primary agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had a productive, all-day meeting with team brass Monday. Gore said he instructed Rosenhaus to contact him when there was what he considered a “fair’’ offer on the table.
“Positive that they met face to face,’’ Gore said. “Drew felt good about everything.’’
Both sides had been throwing around plenty of praise for the other party. 49ers team president Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke said they wanted Gore to be a “49er for life.’’