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Earning His Raise: 49ers Give Patrick Willis the Extension He Deserves

As the NFL offseason hits its dead period, free agency begins to wrap up and minicamps approach.

In the midst of this, the San Francisco 49ers announced that they were giving their biggest star the extension he deserves.

Linebacker Patrick Willis received a five-year, $50 million contract, with $29 million in guarantees.

From an average football fan's standpoint, you may not recognize the name. But in 2010, you will surely know he is one of the best in the game.

The 49ers are not known for making headlines during the offseason. However, there was no choice not to give Willis a new contract.

Willis has been in the league for three years, and has led all three in tackles.

He is the franchise player to the 49ers, as Ray Lewis has been for the Balti...

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