Raheem Mostert wants in on the money party. There is quite a bit on the plate for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, contractually speaking, as they work to secure key players going forward. In their recovery from the comeback loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, to pre-emptively extend head coach Kyle Shanahan on a new six-year contract inked in June, and they're currently working on making George Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the history of the league -- while also reportedly discussing potential extensions on wide receiver Kendrick Bourne along with Mostert.
The latter, however, isn't waiting for an extension to see his salary bumped north.
Despite not logging a start in 2019, the 28-year-old played in all 16 regular season games and nearly tripled his rushing yardage over his previous season, while delivering seven more rushing touchdowns -- and another two receiving -- en route to becoming the 49ers' lead back in 2019. He now wants to be paid commensurate with his increased workload and production, per Josina Anderson of ESPN, with Mostert reportedly requesting a pay increase for 2020. Mostert is set to earn $2.575 million in base salary this coming season, and another $583,000 in combined roster and prorated signing bonus.
Mostert, who is entering the second year of a three-year deal, $8.7 million deal signed in March 2019, figures to once again be prominent piece of the 49ers offense. A once undrafted talent out of Purdue, Mostert joined the NFL as a rookie for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 and fought through a total of five destination changes before landing in San Francisco in 2016. He'd get off to a slow start but was key in both the regular season and the playoffs, rushing for 336 yards and five touchdowns in the postseason.
Additionally to his credit, Mostert was a man possessed in the most recent NFC Championship Game. He set a franchise postseason record by rushing for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the 49ers' dismantling of the Green Bay Packers, and solidified his value to the team in the process. And now he'd like to see his pay match what he has proven he can do, be it with an extension that pays him more, or simply an increase to his already-scheduled direct deposits.