Running back Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after the two sides failed to agree on new contract terms, his agent announced on Twitter.
Mostert is in the second year of a three-year contract he signed in March 2019, when he was primarily a special teams player. He is scheduled to be paid a base salary of $2.575million this season.
"After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert's contact [which paid him for special teams] we have requested a trade,” Mostert's agent, Brett Tessler, said.
"Disappointing that it would come to this for a guy who led all NFL RBs in YPC & helped lead them to the Super Bowl."
Though he began last season as San Francisco's third-string running back behind Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman, Mostert ended up leading the 49ers with 772 rushing yards and 5.6 yards per carry. He also topped the team with eight rushing touchdowns – seven coming in the final six regular-season games.
Mostert set a franchise record with 220 rushing yards and added four scores in the 49ers' 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
The 49ers traded Breida to the Miami Dolphins in April.