The San Francisco 49ers extended K’Waun Williams earlier this season, but otherwise, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have played things close to the vest with the roster. One notable free agent after the season is running back Carlos Hyde. On Thursday, Hyde said he has told his agent to hold off on any contract extension talk for the time being.
“I spoke to my agent about it, but I told him I don’t want to talk about contract extensions or anything like that right now,” Hyde said Thursday. “I want to focus on getting our first win, finishing the season off. I told him if we get to that point, then we can talk about it.”
This comment comes two days after he posted this tweet:
Big smile on my face!— Carlos Hyde (@elguapo) November 8, 2017
People were wondering if this meant he had received a contract extension, but that is not the case for the time being. He could have been happy about anything outside of football, but when an athlete tweets something slightly mysterious, we automatically assume it is about their sport.
The running game has not been overly dynamic this year under new head coach Kyle Shanahan. We’ve seen some big plays in stretches, but the team has relied much more heavily on the passing attack. Hyde is averaging four yards per carry, but he has already reached career highs in receptions and receiving yards. His 762 combined yards has him on pace for 1,354 total yards from scrimmage. That would surpass his previous career high last season of 1,151 total yards.
Will Hyde end up with a contract extension, or will the 49ers let him walk and look for another option?