Report: Brendel returning to 49ers on four-year deal

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The 49ers wanted to bring center Jake Brendel back, and they reportedly have locked him down for another four years.

The 30-year-old offensive lineman is set to return to San Francisco on a four-year contract, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, citing a source. The New York Jets also made a push to sign Brendel, per Rapoport.

After a long NFL journey, Brendel started more than three games for the first time in his seven-year career last season with the 49ers. He proved himself more than capable, allowing only one sack and just three hits in 20 games, including the playoffs.

Brendel expressed a desire to return to the 49ers ahead of free agency, noting offensive line coach Chris Foerster, whom he spent time with in Miami, was a big reason why. The first-time father also had to weigh his options with the chance to cash in, however, though it appears San Francisco came up with a deal that met his expectations.

Brendel's four-year deal with the 49ers is worth a max value of $20 million with $8 million guaranteed, Rapoport reported, citing a source.

After reportedly losing right tackle Mike McGlinchey -- who was well beyond their price range -- to the Denver Broncos, the 49ers were able to hold on to another key piece to their offensive line.

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Brendel will rejoin his San Francisco teammates on the interior to once again try and complete the 49ers' Quest for Six in 2023.

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