Balmer Signs, 5 Years, 11.5 Million

Will Balmer follow in BY & Stubblefield's footsteps or will he be the next McGrew?

Will Balmer follow in BY & Stubblefield's footsteps or will he be the next McGrew?

ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that first-round pick Kentwan Balmer had signed. It’s a five-year, $11.5 million contract that includes $6 million in guaranteed money.


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  • Mike

    Great all six is signed and ready for a good traing camp/ Look out Sea Birds the 49ers are coming to pluck your feathers this years.

  • Cory

    ok hopefully he will have a year like Willis had last year

  • 49er4life

    I must admit i'm not sold on Balmer. When we drafted Willis in 2007, we knew he was gonna be sick. I know Balmer provides versality along the D-Line, but he doesn't do anything that "wows" you. He's not really a pass rusher (he didn't have many sacks in college), and he's not big enough to eat up space as a nose tackle in the 3-4. I hope he makes me eat my words, but a really don't see Balmer being anything but a mediocre player at the next level.

  • Eric

    i agree with 49er4life theres just something that seems to be missing from him…maybe he needs better competition in the NFL to bring out the best in him or just some better guidance but i dunno id say the best pick is chilo…

  • facci

    I just wish that Balmer, was, the second coming of Michael Carter.

  • Texas9er

    49ers4life you are right that Balmer is to small to play nose tackle right now but he has the body build to put on weight. Give him one year and he will be 320lbs+. They did the same thing with Joe Staley. When we drafted him he weight around 280lbs now he is 320Lbs. Just give him time I think be will ge a good player but to expect him the be Patrick Willis this year is false. Not many people in the NFL can do what Willis did last year.

  • lottie901

    HEY CORY IM WITH YOU, I HOPE HE CAN HAVE A GOOD SEASON TOO, BUT HE WONT HAVE ONE LIKE THE GREAT PATRICK WILLIS!