Updated 49ers Super Bowl Odds
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (The Spread) – Anquan Boldin helped lead the 49ers to their third straight NFC title appearance last year and now he has a new multi-year contract.
CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers re-signed Boldin to a two-year, $12 million contract that includes $9 million guaranteed. Last year the 33-year-old receiver posted a five-year high in catches with 85 and a seven-year high in yards with 1,179. He also racked up seven touchdowns and will serve as the team’s No. 2 wideout opposite Michael Crabtree next year.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 49ers are 13/2 to win the 2015 Super Bowl, which are the same odds as last week. They’re also 4/1 to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl next year, which gives them the next-best odds behind the defending champion Seahawks, who are 3/1 to win a conference title.
In related news, sources tell the Boston Globe that Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants a deal similar to or slightly better that the contracts recently signed by Bears’ signal-caller Jay Cutler and Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo. Cutler signed a seven-year deal that included an average of $18.2 million per season and guaranteed $54 million in the first three years, while Romo received a contract worth $17.0 million in average annual salary and $55 million in guarantees.
Kaepernick led the 49ers to back-to-back NFC title appearances over the past two years and a Super Bowl appearance in 2012. He’s 21-8 as a starter (including four playoff wins) and is just 26 years old. San Francisco doesn’t have much of a decision when it comes to signing Kaepernick to a long-term deal, even if some believe he isn’t worth $17 million per season. He’s simply too talented and has been too productive for them to allow him to walk out the door and sign elsewhere.