San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida signed his one-year tender Thursday afternoon. The deadline for Breida to sign his tender was on Friday, April 16. Breida will be under contract with the 49ers for $3.2 million in 2020. Breida remains eligible for a trade during next week’s draft. He can also sign with another team, but it would cost the other team a second-round pick. It’s a safer bet to assume the 49ers work out a trade for Breida for a Day 3 pick like a fifth-round deal. Last year, the Eagles were interested in acquiring Cheetah.
In 2019, Breida (5-11, 195) appeared in 13 games (five starts) in 2019 and registered 123 carries for 623 yards and one touchdown while adding 20 receptions for 120 yards and one touchdown. He also appeared in three postseason contests (one start) and registered nine carries for 19 yards. Breida was phased out of the offense as the season went on after he struggled to hold onto the football. When the 49ers restructured Jerick McKinnon, that led many to believe Breida’s days with the Niners were numbered. We will find out next week during the NFL Draft.