Despite what seemed like a complete lack of leverage, Raheem Mostert has received the contract he wanted from the San Francisco 49ers. Mostert’s agent, Brett Tessler, announced the deal on Twitter.
Just finalized a new deal for Raheem Mostert with the San Francisco 49ers. Happy we got things worked out and looking forward to him having another great season there. Thanks to the organization for taking care of him.
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) July 27, 2020
Following a breakout season in 2019 that included a 220 yard, 4 touchdown performance in the NFC title game, Mostert informed the 49ers that he was unhappy with his contract, which paid out a little over $2.5 million in each of the next two seasons. Mostert signed the deal when he was primarily a special teamer, but now believes he’s worth a contract more in line with Tevin Coleman’s $4.5 million per year. When it looked like the 49ers weren’t going to play ball, Mostert requested a trade.
The reworked contract includes extra incentives and bonuses that could be worth up to $2.75 million for the next two seasons, according to Adam Schefter. The deal still lasts through the 2021 season.
The deal comes one day before Mostert and another 50 49ers veterans are scheduled to report to the team facility for their initial COVID test.