More details about 49ers’ Raheem Mostert’s contract demands
Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers due to a contract dispute with the organization. While his agent begins looking at possible destinations, more details have emerged on Mostert’s contract demands, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Spoke with @TesslerSports about RB Raheem Mostert and his trade demand from #49ers. His request was simply to bring Mostert in line with the highest paid RBs on the team. Tevin Coleman makes $4.55M in 2020 and that’s where Mostert wants to be. He has two years left on his deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 8, 2020
Before the 2019 season, Mostert signed a three-year, $8.7 million extension with the 49ers. However, Mostert led the team in rushing last season and led the league in yards per attempt (5.6) among all running backs.
Not to mention, his contributions in the playoffs were a large reason why San Francisco advanced to the Super Bowl. Mostert would rush for 220 yards in the NFC Championship game, setting a franchise record in the postseason.
Heading into next season, Mostert is slated to make a base salary of $2.5 million. With that in mind, the former undrafted free agent is longing to receive a raise in his contract that puts him on track with the other running backs on the roster.
Tevin Coleman, who shared touches with Mostert last season, is set to make $4.5 million in 2020. Given that, Mostert would prefer to see a bump in his salary that allows him to make a similar amount of money as Coleman. Taking that into consideration, Mostert’s contract demands seem to be a reasonable one.
Some people believe that Mostert played well due to being a product of Kyle Shanahan’s effective offensive scheme. But if he’s made available, Mostert will likely garner some interest from a few teams. With that being said, it remains to be seen if San Francisco appeases Mostert’s feasible demands in the near future.