Raheem Mostert got what he wanted. The 49ers renegotiated his deal this week, giving him a signing bonus and incentives that could double his $ 2.875 million salary in 2020.
But the way it went back didn’t necessarily lead to the 49ers.
Mostert went public with a commercial request through his agent in early July.
“My reaction was,‘ What are you doing? I’m in now, ”Lynch said this week on KNBR, via Eric Branch Chronicle of San Francisco. “I wasn’t happy.”
Everyone is fine now.
Mostert is probably happy with the compromise, getting more money a year after signing a three-year extension. The 49ers will presumably have a happy with Mostert, who had a breakout season in 2020.
Mostert rushed for 772 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in the regular season and added 336 yards with five touchdowns in the postseason.
“Now, I love Raheem and I love his family,” Lynch said. “It simply came to our notice then [negotiations]. But I was a player, so I understand not talking directly to a player. You talk to an agent.
“And sometimes I think because there can be things lost in communication. What we finally did [in revising his contract], we always planned to do it, so it’s frustrating that what had to happen. But the cooler heads had to prevail, and we had to understand that Raheem is a very important player for our team. “