San Francisco 49ers’ veteran running back Raheem Mostert wants out and has asked for a trade. The news was confirmed by the player’s agent Brett Tessler via social media.
In a Twitter post, Tessler explained that Mostert made the decision “after months of unproductive talks” with the 49ers regarding his new contract.
Mostert led San Francisco in rushing last season with 772 yards while adding 10 touchdowns in the process. He was especially valuable to the 49ers in the postseason, leading the way with franchise-record 220 rushing yards in 37-20 NFC Championship Game win against Green Bay Packers. The 28-year-old player finished the playoffs with a total of 336 yards and five TDs.
Mostert signed a three-year extension with the 49ers back in 2019 and is set to earn around $2.5 million in 2020. This makes him the fourth-highest paid back on San Francisco’s roster.
It remains to be seen whether 49ers decides to honor Raheem Mostert, as they aren’t exactly deep on the RB position without him. The team previously traded Matt Breida to Miami Dolphins, and now has only Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson as reliable options on besides Mostert. There is also Jerick McKinnon, but he hasn’t played since 2017.
Mostert entered the league in 2015 and spent time with six different organizations before landing with the 49ers in late 2016. He was exclusively used as a special teams player early in his career before San Francisco gave him a more prominent role in their offense two seasons ago.