George Kittle jokes about Mike McGlinchey's new deal with Broncos


Mike McGlinchey secured the bag, and it wasn’t with San Francisco.

Shortly after the NFL’s free agency tampering window opened at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, the right tackle reportedly agreed to a big contract to join the Denver Broncos. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, McGlinchey and the Broncos have come to terms on a five-year, $87.5 million contract with more than $50 million guaranteed.

Once 49ers tight end George Kittle saw the news, he joked that McGlinchey will be paying for drinks the next time he’s around.

The No. 9 overall pick in 2018 out of Notre Dame, McGlinchey never quite achieved franchise tackle status with the 49ers. Considering All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams is set to count $27.2 million against the cap this season, keeping McGlinchey around this offseason was viewed as an afterthought.

Last week, the 49ers announced a two-year contract extension for Colton McKivitz, who was a backup the last three seasons but could step into the starting right tackle role on a budget.

McGlinchey joins a Broncos squad that is doing some major re-tooling after last year’s failed experiment with Russell Wilson at quarterback.

It marked the second high-profile 49ers departure from Monday’s early action, as former quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo also reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. Contracts can officially be signed once the NFL league year resets at 1 p.m. PT Wednesday.

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