The San Francisco 49ers today announced that exclusive rights free agent RB Jeff Wilson Jr. had signed his one-year tender. Wilson Jr. was tendered a one-year contract on March 5, 2020. Wilson will make $750,000 in 2020.
In 2019, Wilson Jr. (6-0, 213) appeared in 10 games in 2019 and registered 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns while adding three receptions for 34 yards and one touchdown through the air. He also appeared in one postseason contest and registered one reception for 20 yards. Wilson scored the game-clinching touchdown at home against the Cardinals that was one of the most exciting, yet forgotten plays of the season that gave the Niners a 30-26 lead. Wilson has value as both a runner and a receiver out of the backfield.
This was a formality once Wilson was tendered as ERFA’s can’t negotiate outside of their team. Wilson joins a crowded backfield that includes Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, and Jerick McKinnon.