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Raheem Mostert has requested a trade

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Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler issued a statement and Mostert retweeted the statement

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Kyle’s update, 2:43 p.m.: Mostert wants to be paid like Tevin Coleman. There’s a way for the 49ers to make this happen.

Out of nowhere, to us, at least, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has requested a trade. His agent tweeted this, and Mostert retweeted the tweet:

I understand Mostert’s point of view. He wants to be fairly compensated after showing what he’s capable of. This is the first major contract discord to my knowledge during the John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan era. Mostert plays running back, and we’ve seen how the NFL views that position.

Mostert’s contract has two years left with zero guaranteed money. He has a base salary of $2.5 million in 2020. If I’m a running back, the last thing I’m doing is requesting a trade away from Shanahan’s offense. This is a business, and players have every right to want to be paid what they believe their value is. At the time Mostert signed his contract, it was a good deal. Things changed for Mostert on the field as he went on to be one of the best running backs during the second half of the NFL. I’m not sure what the market would be for Mostert, who is 28, and if the 49ers would be willing to give him up for next to nothing.