In his final game as a 49er in the Super Bowl, Delanie Walker had three catches for 48 yards as well as a crucial block on Ed Reed during a touchdown run by Frank Gore.
Walker agreed to terms on a four-year, $17.5 million contract with the Tennessee Titans, according to NFL.com. The contract includes $8.6 million in guaranteed money. He will finally be able to become the number one TE in Tenneessee. The Titans will most likely lose previous starting TE Jared Cook through free agency and Walker can escape being behind Vernon Davis' shadow.
He was a sixth-round pick of the 49ers in 2006, and had a career-high 344 receiving yards in 2012 as well as matched his career-high of three touchdowns. Jim Harbaugh called him a "Swiss Army Knife" for his versatility to line up as a wide receiver, a fullback, a tight end, an offensive tackle and even an extra running back in the pistol formation.
Walker picked up good chemistry when Colin Kaepernick took over as quarterback. When Alex Smith was the starter, Walker had seven catches for 89 yards. In Kaepernick’s 10 starts (including the postseason), he had 19 catches for 335 yards. Kaepernick had a 112.6 rating when targeting Walker.
With Walker on the Titans, Davis and Garrett Celek are the only tight ends on 49ers roster. Celek signed as an undrafted free agent last year and had four catches in his rookie season. He was mostly used during plays involving three TEs and as an extra blocker for running plays.
The 49ers will see Walker on the opposing sideline as San Francisco will visit Tennessee in 2013.