49ers free agent safety Dashon Goldson is drawing interest from the Eagles, according to NJ.com.
Goldson is expected to be one of the hottest commodities in the free agent market, and there will undoubtedly be a bidding war for him. The presence of Tom Gamble, the former 49ers executive who is now VP of player personnel in Philadelphia, has only increased their interest.
Despite tweeting that he would like to sign a long-term contract with the 49ers, Dashon Goldson is likely to take his services elsewhere.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports to not expect Goldson to return to San Francisco, and that he will be “gone.”
The 49ers did not use their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson (or anyone else), meaning that Goldson is now an unrestricted free agent.
He is reportedly seeking an $8 million per year contract.
Goldson made $7.45 million last season under the franchise tag, but made it clear that he did not want to be forced to play under another one-year deal.“There’s no security in it,” he said
a few days after the Super Bowl. “The franchise tag, it’s cool. It’s not that bad with the money, but everybody wants security. In the job that I do, and the position I play, there’s a lot that comes with the territory. Security is something that you want at my position, for sure. I’ve been in this league now for six years, going on seven. I think I’ve done what I’ve had to do to deserve a second contract, period.”
Goldson definitely does deserve a multi-year contract, considering he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and was named to the All-Pro team.
He made it clear that he wants to return to the 49ers, but ominously added, “I’m open to all 32 teams.”
Head coach Jim Harbaugh thinks Goldson deserves a long-term deal as well.
“He’s somebody I think you reward,” he said.