Brett Tessler, the agent for 49ers RB Raheem Mostert, announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday that they’ve requested for Mostert to be traded after they were unable to agree on an extension.
After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert's contract (which paid him for special teams) we have requested a trade. Disappointing that it would come to this for a guy who led all NFL RBs in YPC & helped lead them to the Super Bowl.
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) July 8, 2020
Ian Rapoport spoke with Tessler, who said his request was simply to bring Mostert in line with the highest-paid RBs on the team, which happens to be Tevin Coleman and his $4.55M for the 2020 season.
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 isn’t scheduled to be a free agent until 2022.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Mostert and the 49ers as the news is available.