The 49ers have found their new center. Today the 49ers signed New Orleans Saints free agent center Jonathan Goodwin to a 3-year deal worth $10.9 million, including $4 million guaranteed.
At the beginning of free agency the 49ers let current center David Baas leave and with his depature they were thin at the center position. The 49ers showed interest in free agent Olin Kreutz but he was debating retirement and decided he wanted to go to the team that fit him the best. After Kreutz the 49ers than turned their attention to Goodwin. Adam Snyder has been taking snaps at the position, but with the addition of pro bowler Goodwin, that frees up Adam Snyder to line up at different positions on the line.