Marquise Goodwin disappointed he isn’t in Miami with teammates

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Two years ago, Marquise Goodwin was one of the 49ers’ top weapons. This season he played in only nine games and made 12 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown.

The 49ers placed Goodwin on injured reserve Dec. 10 with knee and foot issues, probably ending his time with the team.

Still, Goodwin feels a part of the team and wanted to be with his teammates this week.

Some of the 16 players the 49ers have on injured reserve did fly with the team Sunday. Jerick McKinnon and D.J. Jones were among those on I.R. at Monday night’s opening media session.

The others, including Goodwin, are flying to Miami on Thursday on the 49ers’ family charter.

“We didn’t bring all I.R. people,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Cam Inman of the Mercury News. “We have a number of guys on I.R. There are a few we allowed to come with the team on Monday, and there will be another group of I.R. guys coming on Thursday. This was a tough decision to make.”

Goodwin wasn’t happy with the decision, posting his disappointment on his YouTube channel Sunday.

“I just would have rather flown out with my teammates,” Goodwin said. “Nothing against the family or anything, I just would have wanted to experience this with my guys who I practiced most of the year with, played most of the year with for the past two years. But it’s all good.

“I’m not even focused on not getting to fly with the team. That’s out of my control, man. All I can focus on is what I can control and that’s being happy. My own happiness.”

Goodwin is signed through the 2021 season, but his contract has exceeded his production. He is scheduled to make $4.5 million in salary and bonuses and the 49ers can save $3.66 million by cutting him.

12 responses to “Marquise Goodwin disappointed he isn’t in Miami with teammates

  1. Maybe you shouldn’t have quit on the team then.

    He’s healthy enough to play but he got paid and his production fell off a cliff and now he’s being punished for it.

    Shame too because he’s the deep threat this team needs.

  2. Goodwin is a nice guy and all, but he hit his peak in 2017 and has done little to nothing since then (less than 600 yards in two seasons)

    He’s just a hanger-on at this stage.

  3. Hey guy, stay healthy and focus on football instead of your Olympic dreams and live streaming on FB and you might have been on that flight

    Kyle would have brought you with the team had you given 100% to your real job

    Fringe WR who underwhelmed and will certainly get cut during the off season

  4. You brought it up on social media, buddy, it’s not like some reporter asked you about it. People who don’t care about something don’t go out of their way to tell people they don’t care, they just don’t mention it.

  5. Well, good to know you got your priorities right.
    It’s your own happiness, remember that.
    It’s not about being left off the team plane.
    Nah, it don’t mean nothing.
    Just focus on your own happiness.

  6. They needed him to be what Sanders became – can’t really blame the niners for moving on based on the lack of productivity the last 2 years.

  7. There was not enough room for him on the roster after Samuel, Kittle and Sanders dominated the receiving corps so the only spot left was IR for him!

  8. A teammate’s a teammate. A lot of you should be ashamed. He did more than any of you ever did-all while losing two children-for that team. Really guys, get some perspective.

  9. All of you talking about how his production fell off do realize that this young man takes care of his mom and severely disabled sister, lost his father, lost three children: one born prematurely and twins to miscarraige all in the time he’s been on the team. I guess all of you are so coldhearted that none of these things would have your mind in a tangle. Glad none of you are decision makers for the RED and GOLD we wouldn’t have a team. SMH

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