49ers add Tevin Coleman

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For the second consecutive offseason, the 49ers are adding one of the top available free agent running backs.

Tevin Coleman has agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Coleman was the No. 51 player on our Free Agent Top 100, and he was the best available running back after the two ahead of him, Le'Veon Bell and Mark Ingram, had already signed.

The move makes clear that 49ers General Manager John Lynch wants a good running game. Last year Jerick McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million contract with the 49ers, and after he got hurt Matt Breida became the team’s top running back. Coleman is joining that mix as the 49ers attempt to make more plays in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

29 responses to “49ers add Tevin Coleman

  1. I like him alot but he had a chance to shine last year and didn’t. But at least Shanny worked with him before and knows his system. Breida deserved better though

  2. Love it. Mckinnon insurance. This is a great value. Tevin obviously didnt get the offers. Perfect fit in Kyles system. Will compliment Mckinnon.

    Now 49ers need a safety.

  3. @Cletus

    Agree. Goodwin hopefully will play more games this year. He is not a long term solution.

    But I think Pettis has a big year. But we still need a true #1.

  4. Great signing but now get rid of Shanahan and get a real head coach. His incompetence was on full display as the Falcons OC in the Super Bowl and he’s done a poor job in SF as well.

  5. Breida and Nick Chubb got screwed this offseason after they both averaged over 5 yards a carry last year

  6. Wonder if Breida is out….. would he be Low cost replacement for Coleman in Atlanta?
    Freeman and Ito are similar. Plus with Freeman’s injury history, they should add a guy who could be a lead if needed.

    As for Coleman not getting it done last year…. he did run behind a line that has seen 3 starters cut and replaced this off season.

  7. Solid signing at a reasonable price . . . I was hoping the Eagles would jump on Coleman, bummer for Philly good for S.F.

  8. I’m a bit confused. We have Breida, McKinnon and now Coleman. They are all interchangeable. All small scat back kind of guys. We don’t have anyone to get those tough yards on the goal line. Seems like Jay Ajayi or Alex Collins may have filled a need.

  9. Continues to be fascinating – good receivers and quarterbacks seem to have little trouble pulling down the big bucks, but the guys who end up with the ball the most often rarely get the payoffs. Shanahan certainly knows how to use Coleman effectively, assuming that MacKinnon and/or Brieda are available to split the workload – Tevin is definitely not a workhorse and will get dinged up if used too heavily. Good low risk deal for SF.

  10. jlbay says:
    March 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Solid signing at a reasonable price . . . I was hoping the Eagles would jump on Coleman, bummer for Philly good for S.F.
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    Sign T J Yeldon and draft Jacobs

  11. dfwhawkguy says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    And they still don’t have a QB… enjoy duking it out with the Cards for the NFCW cellar…
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    We are still 30 million under the cap. We have more money than the Pats and the Eagles (won the last 2 superbowls) so your comment makes no sense.

  12. Matt Breida is still the best RB in that group but that backfield is loaded! Jet, Breida, Coleman, and Juse-Check.

  13. chefninerapologist says:
    March 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm
    I’m a bit confused. We have Breida, McKinnon and now Coleman. They are all interchangeable. All small scat back kind of guys. We don’t have anyone to get those tough yards on the goal line. Seems like Jay Ajayi or Alex Collins may have filled a need.
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    Totally agree. I would have preferred the money be spent at corner. Breida, Jet, and Juse-check make a solid backfield. Throw in Kittle as an extension. The only thing I can think is that Shanahan doesn’t have confidence in Jet coming off the ACL. You can’t give the ball to 4 guys in the backfield especially with a great tight end.

  14. nfliferfan22 says:
    March 13, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    I like him alot but he had a chance to shine last year and didn’t. But at least Shanny worked with him before and knows his system. Breida deserved better though
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    well last year he did average 4.8 ypc ….I wouldn’t call that a failure..

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