San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said he will take part in the team’s mandatory minicamp next week.
“You know what? I plan on being there,” Davis said to CSN Bay Area’s Henry Wofford on 95.7 The Game early Thursday.
This comes after Vernon Davis had skipped San Francisco’s voluntary workouts because it was in the best interest of his “brand.” After losing $200,000 in bonuses for that, it seems he is not willing to forego another $70,000 were he to miss next week’s minicamp.
“Everything is all cool between me and the Niners,” Davis said. “You know what? It’s not really about my contract. In life, you have to make business decisions, right? The 49ers are always making business decisions, and I’m a business man and I’m an entrepreneur.”
This comes after Vernon Davis has been seeking a new deal even though he has a couple years left on his current one, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rappaport. He is set to make $5.1 and $4.95 million over those two remaining seasons of his six-year, $42.7 million deal. This is also after the tight end has become the first ever player to be traded like stock, which is what we assume he is talking about as an “entrepeneur” who is making “business decisions.”
Whatever his reasons might be, Davis had realized he needs to get back to being a team-first player as one of the leaders of the team. I’m sure a $200,000 hit to his wallet spoke to him as well, but most importantly he will be working out the the team. After all, winning a Super Bowl would also be a pretty good business decision.