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Raheem Mostert and 49ers ‘clear the air’

49ers running back Raheem Mostert looks to get back in the 49ers good graces.

Raheem Mostert of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a 36-yard touchdown during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The 49ers late season and playoff stud, Raheem Mostert, asked for a trade a couple weeks back. Mostert was looking to get his salary up with Tevin Coleman’s, who he outplayed in 2019. A raise is a reasonable request after getting paid as a special teamer before thriving as the starter, but he doesn’t have much real leverage.

Mostert and his agent recently talked with a “high-ranking member of the 49er’s organization to clear the air,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. His agent hopes they can get the situation worked out, which at this point is likely some guaranteed salary or a few more incentives tacked on his contract.

Coach Kyle Shanahan has shown he can scheme running backs into some strong situations. There is little doubt that Shanahan can take many borderline running backs and give them a boost with his play calling. This move by Mostert is likely his best shot at getting some extras on his contract, but he isn’t gong to get a new contract.

This news will likely push Mostert back up in ADP, as his trade request scared fantasy football drafters off and toward Coleman. It’s still impossible to predict the 49ers’ running backs usage, but Mostert was easily the most efficient of the group and will get his shot to see a good chunk of work in a great offense for running backs.