Raheem Mostert looking for salary in line with Tevin Coleman

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Running back Raheem Mostert requested a trade away from the 49ers on Wednesday with the lack of progress on a revised contract cited as the reason why he wants to move elsewhere.

Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler made a public announcement about the trade request and also spoke to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media about what his client is looking for in a new deal. Mostert signed a three-year deal ahead of the 2019 season after two years spent largely on special teams, but took on a leading offensive role last season.

Tessler said that Mostert has been looking for a salary bump that would bring his compensation in line with Tevin Coleman. Coleman is set to make $4.55 million in 2020 while Mostert is set to make $2.575 million.

The 49ers traded Matt Breida to the Dolphins earlier this offseason. Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson join Coleman as other backs on the depth chart.

18 responses to “Raheem Mostert looking for salary in line with Tevin Coleman

  1. He’s worth 6 at least. Not like he’s asking for the moon. He propelled the team to the super bowl and I personally think shannahan still misuses him. The 9’ers made some bad signings at rb with McKinnon and come mean and mostert is clearly better than both sides who make the guy upset? Led the league in the regular and post season in upcoming for a rb, give the guy a raise.

  2. His current salary is a fair one. I would trade him to any team willing to meet his contract demands.

  3. One decent year and he wants a new deal. These guys don’t honor their contract anymore, just greedy, money grabbers. Put him back on special teams or cut him

  4. Dear Raheem, my man…you should be just be quiet and let it play out. You do realize you have a cap hits of $2.5M (2020) and $2.9M (2021) totaling $5.4M. And you do know your DEAD CAP hits are $667K (2020) and $333K (2021) for a total $1M? I’m sure the team could use that extra $4.4M to help with George Kittle’s contract rather than pay it to a RB that will be age 30 in 2021. Nobody will trade for him especially if it looks like he would be a cap casualty!

  5. Not the time Raheem. First, you had one good year, following Kittle on most of your runs BTW. Second, you need to wait in line for your raise behind that very guy (the greatest tight end in the game currently). Finally, you literally JUST signed that contract last year buddy. Be mad at your crappy agent (BTW, who probably is telling you this so he can get another cut) who got you this “terrible deal” when you were bounced from team to team and couldn’t find a home. Had respect for you for working so hard, but the TEAM’s success certainly showed why you’ve been bounced from team to team. Greedy.

  6. He signed a 3 year contract, and after 1 year wants a redo? Tough.
    He was a journeyman RB who bounced around.
    His stats were padded by the system he played in.
    Let him sit out. (not going to happen)

  7. This is why teams don’t typically make back-to-back Superbowls. Looking forward to watching their hangover this season. I will be betting the under on their win/loss total this year.

  8. I don’t have a problem with Mostert requesting more money. He outplayed his contract. But, he’s not going to get it.

    McKinnon’s contact is reasonable in 2020, but the 49ers vastly overpaid him in 2018 in one of the worst player evaluations I’ve ever seen.

    Bottom line, the 49ers are poor at evaluating RBs. And, are going to be gun shy about paying anyone, especially Mostert (more) who they already have under contract. Why would they trade him…?

  9. So throw another million at him based solely on incentives and let’s go… bigger things to worry about right now… George Kittle’s extension for instance

  10. seanismorriscom says:
    July 9, 2020 at 9:59 am
    I don’t have a problem with Mostert requesting more money. He outplayed his contract. But, he’s not going to get it.

    McKinnon’s contact is reasonable in 2020, but the 49ers vastly overpaid him in 2018 in one of the worst player evaluations I’ve ever seen.

    Bottom line, the 49ers are poor at evaluating RBs. And, are going to be gun shy about paying anyone, especially Mostert (more) who they already have under contract. Why would they trade him…?
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    Poor at evaluating rbs? Breida was undrafted, look at him now. They turned Mostert into a good rb, Jeff Wilson Jr is another undrafted free agent who’s about to show the NFL what he can do. There’s a guy named Frank Gore who isn’t too bad I heard. Kyle’s offense is built for RBS to flourish in. McKinnon was overpaid, but you can’t fault him for his injuries. He restructured his contract and is on a prove it deal. If anything, the Niners know exactly how to evaluate rbs.

  11. seanismorriscom says:
    I don’t have a problem with Mostert requesting more money. He outplayed his contract. But, he’s not going to get it.
    ==

    There is no such thing as “outplaying your contract,” unless you also believe all the highly-paid players who under-perform — and there are a lot of them — have to give money back. No? didn’t think so.

  12. Shanny’s system makes average backs look good and good backs great. Other teams know a journeyman having a good year is a product of the system.

  13. Trade him if you can find a partner then bring in Devonta Freeman who knows the system if he will take a deal similar.

  14. seanismorriscom says:
    July 9, 2020 at 9:59 am
    I don’t have a problem with Mostert requesting more money. He outplayed his contract. But, he’s not going to get it.

    McKinnon’s contact is reasonable in 2020, but the 49ers vastly overpaid him in 2018 in one of the worst player evaluations I’ve ever seen.

    Bottom line, the 49ers are poor at evaluating RBs. And, are going to be gun shy about paying anyone, especially Mostert (more) who they already have under contract. Why would they trade him…?

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    McKinnon’s contract was front loaded to save money on the back end of the deal. That’s what made it look like a bad contract. If he had not gotten hurt that contract would look great right now and wouldn’t hamstring the organization moving forward. You can’t say it was poor evaluation based off him getting hurt. That’s lazy. Poor at evaluating RBs? How so? I would argue it’s the exact opposite. Shanahan knows the traits a RB needs to succeed in his system. I guess he whiffed on Joe Williams, but that was more about his desire to play football in my opinion and he just got beat out with better fits. Did the Niners miss on a recent first round RB pick that I’m missing or something? LOL

  15. Swallow your sense of frugality. It only takes one good year to deserve more than $2.75 million. That next tier up is $5 million plus incentives. That is a very reasonable cost which encourages productivity from a quality RB.

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