Ahmad Brooks, a long-time huge bust at LB who was hyped by the media as a budding superstar when taken by the Bengals in the supplemental draft, is being paid like a superstar anyway. In a 6 year career, Brooks has tallied over 29 solo tackles just once, in 2011 when he soared to a paltry 35 tackles, to go along with 7 sacks. His reward for being a bust? Read this from Weenieworld, I am looking forward to the 49ers being a much more beatable team in 2012:
49ers re-signed OLB Ahmad Brooks to a six-year extension. The maximum value of Brooks' deal is reportedly $44.5 million, with $17.5 million guaranteed. Coming off a career year with 50 tackles, seven sacks, and three passes defensed as an every-down player on the NFL's second-best defense, Brooks would have been one of the premier 3-4 outside linebackers on the market. Turning 28 next month, Brooks' 1,123 snaps were fourth on Vic Fangio's defense. The 49ers paid a premium, but they're now set at linebacker with Brooks and Aldon Smith on the outside and Pro Bowlers Patrick Willis and Navorro Bowman on the inside.
And if there was any doubt that Harbaugh West is any different than Harbaugh East, the 49rs just signed the incomparable Randy Moss to a one year deal
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