The San Francisco 49ers fell a play short of winning the Super Bowl, and they will attempt to keep their key pieces intact for another run next season. One of those piece is safety Dashon Goldson.
After receiving franchise tags in each of the last two seasons, Goldson wants a long-term deal, saying there’s no security in the franchise tag. Goldson made $6.2 million in 2012.
Apparently, the 49ers would concur. Jim Harbaugh told the media that the 49ers want to retain Goldson.
“He’s somebody that I think you reward,” Harbaugh said. “… You know he’s out there and opposing offenses know that he’s out there. He tackles and does everything that you’d want a safety to do. I feel like you reward those type of people. Who do you reward if you don’t reward those type of people?”
When asked if retaining the All-Pro safety is a priority, he responded with a definite “yes.”
That’s as far as the losing brother would go when he met the media for the final time this season.