Raheem Mostert was back in the 49’s last season, and he is reportedly getting paid like that.
Mostert “wants a more meaningful recognition of his increased production” in addition to the rushing incentives in the contract he signed with the 49ers in March last year, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
I hear 49ers RB Raheem Mostert requested a pay rise earlier this season. While the t / 3’s he got last season include rushing incentives every year in the team’s contract, my understanding Mostert still wants a more meaningful recognition of his elevated output.
– IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 2, 2020
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Mostert rushed for a career-high 772 yards during the regular season, putting 336 more on the ground during the postseason. From Week 13, Mostert continued the ball at least 10 times in each match and averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Only Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry ran for more laps during that time.
The 49ers and Mostert have reportedly discussed an extension of the contract, and the return could be an unlimited free agent in 2022. Mostert’s base salary will increase from $ 1.4 million to $ 2.575 million in 2020 and $ 2.825 million in 2021, according to Over the Cap. With a $ 33,333 prorated bonus and a roster bonus per game of up to $ 250,000, Mostert has a cap number of just under 3.16 million next season.
It accounts for 1.5 percent of the salary cap, and Mostert has the 24th highest cap number among backbacks. Both Coleman (13th) and former 49s running back Matt Breida (22nd) have bigger card numbers than Mostert.
Only seven teams spend more money on the salary cap on slopes than the 49s, but that may change as soon as next season. Tight end George Kittle is eligible to sign an extension, and he will likely be the highest-paid player in his position. Newly acquired left tackle Trent Williams could become an unrestricted free agent in 2021, as did cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Jacquiski Tartt.
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Coleman and colleague running back Jerick McKinnon will also hit the market then, so the 49ers might have more room for a Mostert raise. Retaining most – even less all – of their free agents will be a challenge next season, and reworking Mostert’s contract can make it more difficult.
After reaching the Super Bowl last season, the 49ers face the reality that all amazing teams in a pay-cut league must face. The bill for success always lapses, and Mostert’s reported demands are another indication of what is facing San Francisco in future seasons.