The 28-year old will now hang around in San Francisco through the 2022 season. He did bounce back last year from a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. He came back in 2015 to lead the NFL with 154 tackles, as well as recording 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.
Bowman insisted that he was back to full strength, although, those close to the team says he wasn't at a full 100 percent last season. There is no doubt the Niners will get a close to 100 percent star linebacker heading into this season.
The Niners' defensive star's deal is rare due to his current contract still having three years and $23.55 million left on it. A majority of these types of deals will take place in the final year of a contract, or after that current deal is up.
The team just couldn't wait on locking Bowman up, and it may be because of the way he entered training camp. Defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil claims that he can already see an extra bounce in Bowman's step. That extra bounce may have just given the linebacker an extra four years with the organization.