San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – A number of teams are reportedly planning to approach the San Francisco 49ers and offer trade deals to show interest in acquiring guard Alex Boone.
Boone, who signed with the 49ers in 2011, still has two years in his contract worth $4 million.
He will be earning $2 million in base salary this season and $1.2 million in 2015.
The Niners acquired him as a backup, but after being a prominent contributor he will still be getting backup-type money.
The 27-year-old is looking for a better contract that will pay him the money he thinks he deserves.
Boone and the 49ers are not looking at any extension as an option for now.
Reports say he is ready to stay away from the team until he gets a new deal, according to ESPN.
Multiple teams will express their interest since the position is in-demand in the NFL.
In a tweet by Fox Sports’ Mike Garafalo he said, “Could see teams aggressively pursuing trade. Guards in demand (e.g. Incognito even getting sniffs).”
Pete Prisco of CBS meanwhile, complimented Boone’s kind of play and skill.
“Alex Boone, the answer to all guard troubles for every team, was not drafted. He was also a college tackle. Make a guard,” he tweeted.
Boone is a major key to the 49ers’ offense and trading him is a dead last option for the team.
A struggling Joe Looney replaced Boone in the first unit as the team entered the preseason.