Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin (59) prepares to snap the ball to quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin Wins Ed Block Courage Award, Ponders Future


Jonathan Goodwin was named this year’s recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award by his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers, according to the club’s official website.

Goodwin, who turned 35 on Dec. 2, has started all 46 games for the 49ers since signing as a free agent with San Francisco in August 2011.

However, Goodwin told he’s not sure he wants to come back for a 13th season.

“I feel like I’m still playing at a high level,” Goodwin said. “These guys around me bring out the best in me. They push me as much as I push them. I feel like my play hasn’t fallen off. Being that I will be a free agent, I still need a contract to be able to play. So we’ll see what happens in the offseason,. I wouldn’t want to hang on for the wrong reasons. I wouldn’t want to go out like that.”

Goodwin was a fifth-round pick of the New York Jets out of Michigan in 2002 and signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2006. He became the Saints’ starting center in 2008 and was part of New Orleans’ Super Bowl championship squad and made the Pro Bowl in 2009.

He has started 106 of his 178 career games, including making 84 consecutive starts with the Saints and 49ers dating back to Nov. 24, 2008.

Goodwin renegotiated his contract last offseason, taking a $1.2 million cut to $2.5 million to remain with the 49ers for the final year of his deal.

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