49ers to choose OT’s fifth-year option Mike McGlinchey
Mike McGlinchey will remain in San Francisco for at least the 2022 season. The 49ers will choose the fifth-year offensive tackle option, GM John Lynch confirmed (via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area). This will lock McGlinchey into a guaranteed salary of $ 10.88 million for the 2022 campaign.
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After an outstanding career at Notre Dame, Mike McGlinchey was selected by the 49ers with the No.9 pick in the 2018 draft. The lineman contributed straight away, starting all 16 games en route with a nod. from the All-Rookie team. He was limited to just 12 games due to a knee injury in 2019, but he returned in 100% of his team’s offensive shots in 2020.
As Maiocco writes, McGlinchey got high marks last season for his running blocking prowess, and Pro Football Focus loved his overall performance. However, the lineman also had the worst level of pass protection of his career.
With that move, the 49ers locked in their offensive tackles for at least the next two years. The re-signed team Trent Williams to a massive six-year extension earlier this offseason.