According to Josina Anderson, Mostert requested a pay raise earlier this offseason, even though he signed a three-year deal with San Francisco as a restricted free agent last offseason. Anderson explains that Mostert still wants “a more meaningful acknowledgment of his elevated production.”
Mostert signed a three-year deal with San Francisco as a restricted free agent last offseason and isn’t scheduled to be a free agent until 2022.
But Barrows suggests Mostert is underpaid for his role on the team and the incentive for a new deal is to rectify that.
Earlier this offseason, Barrows also reported that San Francisco was pondering a three-year extension for Bourne, as well as a new deal for Mostert. However, the circumstances surrounding the pandemic could have complicated negotiations.
Bourne is entering the final year of his contract after re-signing as a restricted free agent this offseason. He’s established himself as a key contributor in San Francisco’s receiving corps and could be in line for a bigger role with the injury to WR Deebo Samuel.
San Francisco also has to figure out an extension for TE George Kittle in the coming year, though deals for Bourne and Mostert should be less complicated.
Mostert, 28, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in 2015. He had brief stints with the Dolphins, Ravens, Browns, Jets and Bears before signing on to the 49ers’ practice squad in 2016.
The 49ers brought Mostert back on a one-year exclusive rights contract in 2018 before tendering him a restricted offer in 2019. He later signed a three-year, $8.7 million extension
In 2019, Mostert appeared in all 16 games and rushed for 772 yards on 172 carries (5.6 YPC) and eight touchdowns to go along with 14 receptions for 180 yards receiving and two more touchdowns.
Bourne, 24, signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Washington in 2017. He signed a three-year, $1.66 million deal and made the final roster each of the past three seasons.
The 49ers placed a second-round tender on Bourne as a restricted free agent at $3.27 million for the 2020 season. Bourne will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2020 season.
In 2019, Bourne played in all 16 games for the 49ers and caught 30 passes for 358 yards and five touchdowns.