June 19, 2024

The San Francisco 49ers are set to bring on board a player who has achieved what eluded them last season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed on Monday that the 49ers have reached an agreement to sign defensive end Leonard Floyd in free agency. Floyd, who played for the Buffalo Bills in the 2023 season, will join on a two-year contract worth $20 million, with $12 million guaranteed in the first year and a potential total value of up to $24 million.

Selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft as the 9th overall pick, Floyd, aged 31, represents a significant addition to San Francisco’s pass rush. He boasts a career total of 58.0 sacks and matched his career-best performance last season with 10.5 sacks for the Bills. Floyd was also a key starter for the Los Angeles Rams during their Super Bowl LVI victory in the 2021 season.

San Francisco’s pass rush already boasted considerable strength with the presence of 2022 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Nick Bosa and former Pro Bowler Chase Young leading the charge.

However, with Young currently a free agent and the recent departure of another prominent member of their defensive line, the addition of Floyd is crucial for the 49ers to sustain their menacing presence upfront.

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