Warner agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a five-year, $95 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Warner's deal, which runs through the 2026 season, includes $40.5 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The 2018 third-round pick is coming off a 2020 campaign in which he racked up 125 tackles to go along with two picks and a sack.
Warner finished the 2020 campaign with 125 combined tackles (79 solo), two interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries across 16 contests for the 49ers.
Warner surpassed expectations for the third consecutive year after being selected in the third round of the 2018 amateur draft. The BYU product only upped his single-season tackle total mark by one, but his improvement as a coverage linebacker added another dimension to his All-Pro level of play. San Francisco's defensive unit was decimated by injuries seemingly on a weekly basis, but Warner was the constant, starting all 16 contests for the third time in his young career. The 23-year-old will enter the 2021 campaign as the leader of a younger 49ers defense, while checking in as a productive and consistent IDP option for fantasy managers.
Warner recorded 14 tackles (eight solo), three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Saturday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals.
Warner put up a monster effort to put the Cardinals' playoff hopes into serious jeopardy. He now has 115 tackles and six pass breakups this season. Warner was named to his first Pro Bowl just one day before Saturday's game.
Warner (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Warner logged full practice time Friday despite drawing the questionable tag, so this news isn't quite surprising. The BYU product has been strong in a starting role at linebacker this season, racking up 96 tackles (59 solo) and two interceptions. Warner's job got a little easier Sunday, when news broke that running Back Ezekiel Elliott (calf) will be inactive for the contest.
Warner (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.
Warner seems to be trending in the right direction after logging a full-speed practice Friday. As the 49ers look to stay in the playoff race, playing without Warner would be a significant disadvantage against the likes of Ezekiel Elliott (calf) and Tony Pollard -- the two have combined for 63 receptions and 1,559 yards from scrimmage this year.
Warner (shoulder) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Waner suffered a stinger in Sunday's loss to Washington, but the injury doesn't appear to be severe. The BYU product will likely need to continue to practice if he wants to play in Week 15, so his practice availability throughout the week will paint a better picture of his chances to suit up. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Azeez Al-Shaair would be in line for the start at middle linebacker.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said that the team will know more about Warner's shoulder and neck injuries by Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
The 24-year-old linebacker sustained a stinger during Sunday's loss to Washington after logging five tackles over 33 defensive snaps, and he proved unable to return to the contest following his early third-quarter exit. If the injury is severe enough to hold Warner out Week 15 against the Cowboys, Azeez Al-Shaair would be in line for his fourth start of the season.
Warner (shoulder/neck) will not return to Sunday's game against Washington, Bob Lange of the 49ers' official site reports.
Warner won't return Sunday due to a stinger, but he was cleared of all concussion concerns. The star linebacker hasn't yet missed a full regular-season game in his career, so he'll work to get back to health in time for Dec. 20's game against the Cowboys.
Warner (neck/shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Washington, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Warner was also evaluated for a head injury but ultimately cleared, so his stinger is the only remaining barrier preventing him from retaking the field. Azeez Al-Shaair will be a candidate to handle increased snaps as long as Warner remains sidelined.
Warner finished with six tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery in Monday's 34-24 loss to Buffalo.
Josh Allen and the Bills air attack decimated the 49ers' secondary, which is why San Francisco's top three tackle getters were all defensive backs. Warner has averaged just 5.7 total tackles per game over the last three contests, but he is still on pace to clear the century mark in that department with 91 through 12 games. Perhaps the star linebacker can get back to a double-digit tackle performance against a Washington Football Team offense that isn't as explosive as the 49ers' last few opponents.
Warner recorded six tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.
Warner has been in a bit of a cold spell from a fantasy perspective, totaling just 11 combined tackles with no auxiliary stats over the past two contests. The 23-year-old is still on pace to record 100-plus tackles for the third straight season with 85 through 11 contests. Warner remains a high-ceiling IDP asset despite the recent slump -- the full-time Mike linebacker heads into a matchup against the Bills next Monday.
Warner had 13 tackles (nine solo) during Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Packers.
Warner was unmovable as a run defender Thursday, and he played a key role in holding Aaron Jones to just 58 yards on 15 carries (3.9 YPC). The 23-year-old's 13 total tackles was his highest single-game mark of the season through nine games. He'll look to keep up his momentum against Alvin Kamara and the Saints in Week 10.
Warner finished with just four tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Seahawks.
This was Warner's worst performance from a fantasy perspective this year. The four combined tackles were a season low for the 23-year-old, and he was unable to contribute anywhere else on the stat sheet. Warner has developed into one of the best Mike linebackers in the league, so expect a bounce-back performance against the Packers on Thursday.
Warner recorded seven tackles (three solo) and intercepted his second pass of the season in Sunday's 33-6 win over the Patriots.
The 49ers' defense has been ravaged by injuries this season, but they were in vintage 2019 form Sunday and Warner played a large role in the stellar performance. The 23-year-old leads the team with 57 tackles, and he already set a new career high with two interceptions through seven games. Warner remains a solid IDP option heading into a huge division matchup against Seattle on Sunday.
Warner recorded seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Rams.
Warner was unable to occupy the top spot on the tackle sheet for his team this week, as that honor went to Dre Greenlaw, who was filling in for Kwon Alexander (ankle). The former is superior tackler, which could cut into Warner's totals while also forcing him to drop back more often as the superior pass-coverage linebacker of the two. Seven tackles is still a respectable number, and fantasy owners will hope he can get back to double-digits against the run-heavy Patriots on Sunday.
Warner made 11 tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 43-17 loss to the Dolphins.
For the second time this season, Warner notched double-digit tackles, and he's totaled 44 stops through five games. The 2018 third-rounder's development has been excellent, as he's one of the top coverage linebackers in the league and has been maintaining high tackle counts all year. Warner is on track to top the career-high 124 tackles he posted in 2018, and he needs to be rostered in IDP leagues.
Warner recorded seven tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's 36-9 win over the Giants.
Warner didn't post the gaudy tackle totals we saw over his first two contests, which was due in large part to the 49ers dominating the time of possession game (39:44 to 20:16). The 23-year-old did intercept his first pass of the season, which helped alleviate the below-average tackle total. Expect Warner to be atop the tackle sheet yet again when the Eagles come to town for Sunday Night Football in Week 4.
Warner racked up 12 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Jets.
Warner finished with double-digit tackles for the second week in a row, making it clear he's the leader of this talented linebacking corps. Expect the 49ers' Mike linebacker to continue racking up high tackle totals especially with the club losing key members of its defensive line in the victory.
Warner tallied 10 total tackles and a pass defensed in Week 1 against the Cardinals.
Warner finished second on the team with double-digit tackles, regularly taking down ball carriers in the middle of the field. He was also credited with one pass breakup, though he regularly dropped into coverage against Kenyan Drake and also matched up against Larry Fitzgerald. He'll remain a key part of the 49ers' defense in Week 2 against the Jets.
The 49ers activated Warner from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
San Francisco still has some injury concerns on offense, but Warner's potential absence to begin the season was the only lingering issue of import on the defensive side. Warner hasn't missed a start since the Niners made him a third-round pick in 2018, with the linebacker piling up 242 tackles (174 solo), 15 pass defenses, four forced fumbles, three sacks and an interception over 32 games and 2,045 defensive snaps. His three-down role and strong work in pass coverage could lead to a big stat line Week 1 against the uptempo Arizona offense.
|Sun 09/13||vs ARI||L 20-24||5||4||9||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 09/20||@ NYJ||W 31-13||9||3||12||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ NYG||W 36-9||3||4||7||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs PHI||L 20-25||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||vs MIA||L 17-43||7||3||10||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs LAR||W 24-16||6||1||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ NE||W 33-6||3||4||7||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ SEA||L 27-37||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/05||vs GB||L 17-34||8||5||13||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ NO||L 13-27||1||4||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ LAR||W 23-20||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 12/07||vs BUF||L 24-34||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs WAS||L 15-23||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||@ DAL||L 33-41||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sat 12/26||@ ARI||W 20-12||8||6||14||0||0||3||1||0|
|Sun 01/03||vs SEA||L 23-26||8||2||10||1||0||0||0||0|
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