The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have signed OL Mike Person to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season.
“Mike earned the respect of everyone in our building for the way he battled through injury last season to start all 16 games and perform the way he did,” said General Manager John Lynch. “Aside from his toughness and durability, he brings tremendous versatility to our offensive line, and we look forward to his contributions to the growth and development of that unit. Mike is exactly the type of person and competitor we look for, and we are very happy to have gotten this extension done.”
Person (6-4, 299), originally entered the NFL as the second of three seventh-round draft picks (239th overall) by the 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. After being inactive for all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests with San Francisco his rookie season, he went on to spend time with the Seattle Seahawks (2012-13), St. Louis Rams (2014), Atlanta Falcons (2015-16), Kansas City Chiefs (2016-17) and Indianapolis Colts (2017) prior to re-signing with San Francisco as a free agent on May 9, 2018. Throughout his eight-year career (2011-18), he has appeared in 59 games (34 starts). Last season, Person started all 16 games at right guard for the 49ers.
A 30-year-old native of Glendive, MT, Person attended Montana State University, where he started all 42 games in which he appeared on the offensive line for the Bobcats, including the final 35 straight. As a senior, Person earned First-Team All-Big Sky Conference honors in 2010, starting all 12 games and helping lead MSU to a Conference Championship and the FCS Playoffs.