Pondering Iupati's next deal

San Francisco 49ers left guard Mike Iupati was a first-round pick in 2010 and really came into his own last season, making his first appearance as a first-team All-Pro. He still has two years remaining on his rookie deal, and the Niners will have him working at a very reasonable $1 million this season and $1.6 million in 2014. Despite the friendly contract price now, the club is going to have to decide next offseason whether they are going to go ahead extend him then or wait until the following season, when free agency could affect his contract demands.