The 49ers may have long-term quarterback questions, but a key member of their special teams unit will be around for the foreseeable future.

The team announced on Friday that punter Mitch Wishnowsky had been signed to a four-year contract extension.

The contract will pay him just under $3 million per year and has a maximum value of $13 million.

Wishnowsky, a fourth-round pick in 2019, has one year left on his rookie contract.

This new contract not only represents a significant increase in compensation over his 2022 salary, but it has the potential to make him the NFL's second highest-paid punter.

The Wishnowsky's contract reaches $3.25MM per year, trailing only Seattle's Michael Dickson.

Wishnowsky, 30, is an Australian who has yet to miss a game in his career and has been consistent throughout his three seasons in the league.

Wishnowsky's busiest season came in 2020, when he punted 66 times for an average of 46.9 yards, his personal best to that point.

Wishnowsky has handled kickoff duties in addition to punting, doing so 219 times during the regular season

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