Former Michigan Wolverines kicker Jake Moody has signed a four-year, $5.304 million rookie deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The contract includes a $857,512 signing bonus.
The 49ers drafted Moody rather high for a kicker, selecting the former Wolverine standout No. 99 overall in the third round. He was one of three players the team drafted in the third round alongside S Ji’Ayir Brown and TE Cameron Latu.
Over the course of his Michigan career, Moody converted 148-of-148 extra points since 2018. He went 69-of-84 on his field goal attempts and scored a grand total of 355 points at Michigan. He played the hero during a 19-17 win over Illinois thanks to a late game-winning field goal.
San Francisco 49ers sign undrafted free agent after his highlight tape goes viral
Former ECU star Isaiah Winstead was a special talent for the Pirates last year. The gifted wideout hauled in 88 passes for 1,085 receiving yards and six touchdowns during the 2022-2023 campaign. But the 2023 NFL Draft came and went, and he went undrafted.
Teams end up signing undrafted free agents as soon as the draft is officially over, so he thought he’d get a deal. But one hadn’t come yet. That’s when Winstead took matters into his own hands and posted his highlights on Twitter.
“6-foot-4, 210 moving like this. No mini camp invite or UDFA deal. Behind the scenes on what I can do. With 88 catches and 1100 yards this past season….God makes no mistakes tho thank you in advance,” Winstead wrote on his Twitter page before posting his highlights.
Winstead earned honorable mention All-AAC honors this season for the Pirates. He also earned third-team All-AAC honors from Phil Steele. He became just the seventh receiver in school history to haul in 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.
The 6-foot-4, 213-pound wideout spent his first two seasons of college football with the Norfolk State Spartans (2017 and 2018), before transferring to the Toledo Rockets for two years (2020 and 2021). Winstead earned third-team All-MAC honors at Toledo in 2020.
It’s up to Winstead’s performance on the field on whether or not he remains with the team through the offseason and ultimately make the practice squad or active roster. Undrafted free agents have a notoriously thin line for error. They simply don’t get the guarantees that early-round draft picks do. That’s the reality of the job. We’ll see how it works out. Regardless, he can always be thankful for the opportunity.