49ers sign Juszczyk to a 4-year deal

It is a very good day to be a fullback in the NFL especially for Kyle Juszczyk as he became the highest paid fullback ever as he agreed to terms on a 4-year/$21 million deal with the Francisco 49ers. Juszczyk was a pro bowl selection last season with the Ravens and he is widely considered the best fullback in the NFL. However, the NFL has become such a passing league that fullbacks are basically becoming expendable. $5 million a year is a lot to pay a fullback since they typically don’t make much of an impact and Juszczyk probably isn’t worth that amount of money despite his versatility. He has 97 career catches in 4 seasons with Baltimore and that is a lot of catches for a fullback. Also, he is an excellent blocker which is expected of a fullback anyway. Juszczyk certainly gives the 49ers another threat on offense, but despite their big plans for him I still think this is just too much money to pay any fullback. This could be a really good signing for San Francisco, although we’ll have to see how much of an impact he makes.

Grade: B

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