San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has officially requested a trade after recently requesting a pay raise after his breakout 2019 season.
Brett Tessler, Mostert’s agent, issued the following statement via Twitter
“After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert’s contract we have requested a trade. 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 entering the second year of his 3-year/$8.7M contract and stands to make a salary of $2.575 million and $2.875 million over the final two years of his contract. Mostert is coming off an impressive season where he appeared in all 16 regular-season games last season rushing for 772 yards on 137 carries and 8 touchdowns, along with 14 receptions for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Being a big help in the 49ers playoff success as in 3 games Mostert rushed for 336 yards on 53 carries, 5 touchdowns, and 3 receptions for 8 yards. If San Francisco were to depart from Mostert they would save $2.825 million and would only take $333k in dead money.
As of now the 49ers depth for running backs consist of Tevin Coleman, Jeff Wilson, Jerick McKinnon, and JaMycal Hasty. It should be interesting to see where Mostert ends up considering there are still a couple of teams who could use a solid running back like Mostert to either carry the workload or provide help.