By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert wants a new deal. However, that deal likely will not come from his current franchise.
As a result, Mostert has requested a trade through his agent.
“After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert’s contract (which paid him for special teams) we have requested a trade,” Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler said. “Disappointing that it would come to this for a guy who led all NFL RBs in YPC & helped lead them to the Super Bowl.
Mostert is scheduled to make $2.5 million this upcoming season. He is also scheduled to receive $2.8 million in 2021.
If the 49ers do trade Mostert, it’ll be the second running back that they’ve traded this off-season. The team previously traded running back Matt Brieda to the Miami Dolphins.
It’ll be yet another team for the journeyman back, who made a name for himself with the 49ers. Prior to signing in San Francisco, he bounced around; signing with six teams.
Mostert made a name for himself during the 49ers playoff run that ended in the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated his team in the final game of the season.
Despite the loss, Mostert had nearly half of his entire season production during the playoffs. He was a huge factor in the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Conference Championship game in January.
In the game, he had 29 carries for 220 yards and four touchdowns against the Packers.
Mostert had 53 carries for 336 yards and five touchdowns in the playoffs. During the regular season, he had 137 carries for 772 yards and eight touchdowns.
If the 49ers do move on from Mostert, Tevin Coleman could be the featured back. But 49ers GM John Lynch will have to make a decision on his future as well.
If he’s trade after June 1st, the 49ers save $4.8 million on the 2020 cap, while not facing any dead cap hits in 2020 or 2021. If he’s released after June 1st, the 49ers would see a $2 million dead cap hit, while saving $2.8 million.
Mostert would cost the team $333,333 in dead cap hit if he’s traded. However, according to Spotrac, he’ll save the 49ers $2.8 million.
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