NaVorro Bowman LB SF 11 Months
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman has been voted onto the All-Pro first-team in two straight seasons.
Although not as heralded as teammate and fellow inside linebacker Patrick Willis, Bowman is nearly as good. Over the last two seasons, he has racked up 292 tackles, four sacks and 14 pass breakups, earning a five-year, $45.25 million extension from the Niners in November. Chalk up another hit for Penn State's linebacker factory.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF Nov 27 '12
49ers signed ILB Navorro Bowman to a five-year extension through the 2018 season.
Bowman was due to hit free agency after the 2013 season. One half of the most dominant inside linebacker duo in the NFL, Bowman has emerged as a premier run defender over the past two years. The 2010 third-rounder was rewarded with an All-Pro selection last season and is well on his way to a Pro Bowl spot this year. Bowman has racked up 100 tackles, two sacks, five passes defensed, and an interception through 11 games. All four staring linebackers for the 49ers are now locked up through 2015.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF Sep 24 '12
Navorro Bowman set a career-high with 18 tackles in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Vikings.
Patrick Willis sustained a leg injury in the second half and Bowman benefited. Still, there's plenty of elite standalone IDP value here even if Willis is back for Week 4. Bowman racked up 143 tackles last year and is on pace to shatter that mark this year.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF Dec 09 '11
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman will wear the team's defensive headset in place of Patrick Williams (hamstring) against the Cardinals.
Larry Grant will take Willis' spot on defense. San Francisco's front seven shouldn't miss a beat if Grant plays as dominantly as he did last week. As for Bowman, he has been one of the top inside linebackers in football this season, by all accounts. He ranks fifth in the league in tackles, with more even than Willis, and also has seven pass breakups.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF Sep 30 '11
The 49ers credit ILB Navorro Bowman with 35 tackles, two more than All Pro Patrick Willis.
The NFL credits Bowman with 30 tackles, good for fourth in the league, while Willis is tied for 31st with 22 tackles. Either way, Bowman has exceeded expectations as Takeo Spikes' replacement. The 49ers have their inside linebacker duo for years to come. Bowman has been a key cog in fantasy's No. 1 defense through three weeks.
NaVorro Bowman LB SF Jul 26 '11
The Sacramento Bee is projecting Navorro Bowman as the 49ers' new starting inside linebacker.
Takeo Spikes has signed with the Chargers and said that the Niners didn't show much interest in re-signing him. Enter Bowman, who showed some promise in spot duty last year but ended up getting beat out by Spikes. Still, there's plenty of upside for tackles when you're playing next to Patrick Willis like Bowman will be.