49ers pleased with Carlos Hyde’s hard work in a contract year

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Carlos Hyde is in the final season of the four-year contract he signed as the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and he has earned himself some money both on the field and in his offseason workouts.

San Francisco General Manager John Lynch said the 49ers wanted Hyde to get into better shape this offseason, and Hyde delivered.

“He got lighter and in much better shape. It’s showing. It’s paying dividends on the field. So we’re thrilled with the way he’s playing. He’s got to continue to do it,” Lynch said on 95.7 The Game.

Lynch indicated that the 49ers have begun discussions about getting Hyde locked up to a contract extension. Hyde had his best season last year, with career-highs of 988 yards, 4.6 yards per carry and six touchdowns, and this year he’s on pace to eclipse all three of those marks. A good offseason is turning into a good season and may turn into a good contract.

6 responses to “49ers pleased with Carlos Hyde’s hard work in a contract year

  1. He definitely looks slimmed down and faster this year. He’s also making some catches out of the backfield which is a pleasant surprise. The problem he’s has had since coming into the league is he is constantly dinged up. Before the Niners extend him I’d like to see a full year of production from this guy… then it’s a no brainer

  2. If a player waits until a contract year before putting forth the required effort then he isn’t worth the big contract he hopes to get. Players have done this countless times, teams pay them and then by week 6 the following year they wonder why the guy sucks. The answer is pretty easy. They want money and will do as little as possible to get it. Once they get paid there is no more incentive to improve or even do what is required to stay close to the level of play from their contract year. Not all players are like that. I am specifically referring to the guys that do things drastically different in their contract year and are good for that year alone. Stop paying those clowns. No, your guy is not different from those other guys in the past and if you pay him you will find out the hard way.

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