The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly considering extensions for Kendrick Bourne and Raheem Mostert.
The San Francisco 49ers will have a decision to make in the near future regarding the contract status of tight end George Kittle. But Kittle seemingly isn’t the only 49ers player who has had internal extension talks.
Barrows also mentioned the possibility that offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill could receive one as well, but he did state that he “hasn’t heard talk of one” just yet.
The 49ers have a number of players on expiring contracts after this year and although Mostert isn’t one of them, Bourne is. The fourth-year wideout is set to hit unrestricted free agency in 2021 and the 49ers would love to keep him around for the foreseeable future.
Originally an undrafted free agent back in 2017, Bourne made the roster out of training camp and finished his rookie season with 16 catches for 257 yards and no touchdowns. But it was in his second season that he truly broke out.
Bourne finished the 2018 season with 42 catches for 487 yards and four touchdowns pacing all 49ers wide receivers in receptions and receiving yards. He went on to start eight games for a very weak Niners receiving corps.
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His role diminished a little in 2019 with the additions of Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders, but he still finished with a modest stat line of 30 catches for 358 yards and a career-high five touchdowns.
And going into 2020, he’s expected to once again fulfill a pretty key role in the offense.
Bourne is never going to be a superstar, but he’s a reliable possession receiver who has good hands and extensive knowledge of Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Now the veteran of the receiving corps, look for the 49ers to try and keep him around after this season.
The 49ers might be in more of a hurry to extend Kendrick Bourne before Raheem Mostert.
As for Mostert, he isn’t set to hit the open market until 2022, but it’s clear that his production last season far exceeds his $3 million cap hit in 2020.
The career journeyman exploded on to the scene last season finishing the year with 722 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on a stellar 5.6 yards per carry. And after being used primarily as a special-teamer throughout his career to that point, it came out of virtually nowhere.
The 49ers won’t be in a rush to extend Mostert, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be willing to give him a pay raise for the time being.
While most of the attention continues to be on Kittle and his future extension, perhaps it will be two other offensive players who see a new contract first.