The San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Manny Lawson is now attempting to attract some attention from the team as he wants a new contract as the reason for him to stay with the team. He even threatened that he would leave for another team if the 49ers keep silent on the contract issue.
The outside linebacker showed up for a mandatory minicamp on Thursday after missing the 49ers voluntary workouts. He says he needed a change in scenery and that he is in the best shape of his life. He claimed that he had received a few calls from other teams for possible cooperation. The Minnesota Vikings were among the teams and Lawson said he would like to play with a quarterback wearing No. 4 Brett Favre jersey under a contract matches his capability better.
Lawson was picked by the 49ers in 2006 as a first-round draft pick and he is currently in the last year of his five-year, $7.5 million contract and remains the lowest-paid outside linebacker in the team with a base salary of $630,000. No wonder he was so unhappy and wanted a scenery change.