A former Packers player gets a sweet new deal
The San Francisco 49ers shored up one position this weekend for a special teams player who had their first break in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers will head into the season unsure of a few positions for next season, as they have a couple of quarterbacks trying to get healthy this offseason. But the team will have a solid contributor in the form of a former Packers long snapper.
According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, the 49ers signed Taybor Pepper for three seasons. His deal will have $1.5 million guaranteed.
A 3-year deal that includes $1.5M guaranteed for the 49ers long snapper… https://t.co/AJ8e4krtiX
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2023
Pepper shared an awesome video of the announcement on his Twitter account:
A message to the Faithful ❤️ 💛 #FTTB pic.twitter.com/YOvKDUUcep
— Taybor Pepper (@TayborSnapping) February 26, 2023
Pepper was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, which the Packers signed in 2017. Pepper spent time with the Baltimore Ravens in 2017 as well before Pepper was signed a second time in 2017 by the Packers.
Pepper was Packers long snapper Brett Goode’s replacement while Goode was injured. Pepper’s career in Green Bay was short-lived after he went to injured reserve in late November of the 2017 season after injuring his foot (broken) in practice.