Raheem Mostert was an instrumental piece to the 49ers’ success in 2019, and he played a key role in helping San Francisco reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 2012. But even after the painful loss to end the season and crush their hopes of a title, getting back to the Super Bowl and winning it isn’t even the highest thing on Mostert’s future goals.
He wants to end up in Canton.
While he wouldn’t be the first formerly undrafted played to make it into the Hall of Fame, the chances against him are still astronomical. But guys like Warren Moon, Willie Brown, and John Randle all made it happen despite the odds.
“That’s something I want to be, man. I want to be able to have a gold jacket, and the only way to do that is to be great.”
Through the first ten games of the 2019 season, Mostert took a backseat to Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida for the most part. Heading into the final six games, Mostert had only carried the ball 67 times and turned that into 348 yards and a touchdown. During the final six weeks of the season, Mostert got an increase in opportunities while Coleman and Breida dealt with lingering injuries. He certainly made the most of them, rushing for 424 yards and seven touchdowns to finish the regular season. In all, he finished 2019 with 772 rushing yards and ten total touchdowns (eight rushing, two receiving.)
In that late-season stretch, Mostert was on a 16-game pace of 186-1,130-19. That’s incredibly efficient and an obviously unsustainable pace, but it’s always a fun exercise to extrapolate what a full season as a starter would look like when players hit these hot streaks.
It’s always great hearing that the players you root for are setting goals and keeping themselves to the highest standards. After hearing his recent comments, what are your thoughts on the matter, and is this something you believe Mostert can achieve, should the chips continue to fall in his favor?