5 Reasons Why San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis Should Hold Out For a Better Contract

5 Reasons Vernon Davis Should Hold Out For a Longer Contract

Vernon Davis
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Vernon Davis has been skipping out on minicamp, and it is hard to blame him. The tight end has outperformed his contract; it will be hard to begrudge the player a pay raise, and we will have to see what happens. It is hard to blame Davis for wanting his money after Colin Kaepernick got paid big time.

5. Because He Deserves It

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5. Because He Deserves It

Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree
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Many football prospects get money based on what they have already done, but not the 49ers. They reward their players based on future production, and I appreciate that. Davis definitely has lot of quality play left in him at the NFL level.

4. Because the NFL Does Not Guarantee Anything

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4. Because the NFL Does Not Guarantee Anything

Vernon Davis having best season to date
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No one's contract is guaranteed in the NFL, and so when you have the leverage, you need to use it. We will have to see how his agent ends up using the power, but Davis certainly outplayed his current deal.

3. Because Tight Ends Do Not Get Enough Credit

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3. Because Tight Ends Do Not Get Enough Credit

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The passing game has become so important in today's NFL, and the tight end is a huge part of that evolution. The position not only gives the quarterback extra blocking at times, but also an extra receiving option.

2. Take Your Money and Run

Davis and Williams
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2. Take Your Money and Run

Davis and Williams
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It is hard to blame NFL players for getting paid when they can, and I would expect nothing less from Davis. The tight end has watched all of his teammates and coaches get paid over the last few seasons, but it remains to be seen if he will get the same treatment.

1. Jim Harbaugh Knows Davis Is a Beast

Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers
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1. Jim Harbaugh Knows Davis Is a Beast

Jim Harbaugh San Francisco 49ers
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Jim Harbaugh must know how essential his tight end is to the passing game, which should help to speed the negotiations along. The head coach almost bolted town for the Cleveland Browns this spring, but cooler heads prevailed.


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