The 49ers simply made their first good personnel transfer of the offseason.
They introduced they re-signed working again Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year deal by 2021. Wilson Jr. was a restricted free agent.
I like this signing for a pair causes:
1. I assume it is a discount. Groups by no means ought to spend huge cash on working backs, however Wilson is not a big-money working again. He is a steal. And he earned a increase.
2. I assume this signing means the 49ers won’t re-sign Tevin Coleman or Jerick McKinnon, which might be phenomenal information, as a result of they’re horrible. McKinnon already stated he isn’t coming again. Hooray!
Wilson Jr. all the time was higher than these two, however began getting taking part in time over them solely in the course of the second half of the 2020 season. Wilson Jr. completed 2020 with 126 carries for 600 yards and seven speeding touchdowns, plus 13 catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns. He really led the crew with 10 touchdowns. Spectacular.
And now the 49ers have a terrific trio of former undrafted free agent working backs — Wilson Jr., Raheem Mostert and JaMycal Hasty. And so they all complement one another.
Wilson Jr. is the robust runner between the tackles who additionally runs good routes, catches passes and blocks. He generally is a starter. Mostert is the quickest runner within the NFL who additionally catches passes — he generally is a starter. And Hasty is a prototypical third-down scat again, though he is a strong little fella.
Signal a couple of extra undrafted rookies, and the 49ers will probably be set at working again.