San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert requests trade
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has requested a trade amid an impasse in negotiations for a new contract, his agent said Wednesday.
"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," Brett Tessler wrote on Twitter. "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, 28, is scheduled to earn $3.15 million in 2020 and has two years remaining on his contract.
Before latching on a special teams contributor with the 49ers in 2016, the undrafted free agent was cut by six NFL teams. He enjoyed a breakout season in 2019, when he took on a lead role in San Francisco's backfield late in the year and helped fuel the team's run to Super Bowl LIV, running for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.
Mostert finished the regular season with 772 yards and eight rushing touchdowns on 137 carries.
In 2020, he was expected to reprise his role, though Tevin Coleman also is likely to handle a significant number of touches. The 49ers traded running back Matt Breida to the Miami Dolphins in July, and backup Jerick McKinnon has missed the last two years due to knee issues.
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