The 49ers just signed ANOTHER running back.
They gave Tevin Coleman a two-year, $10 million deal, according to ESPN. Coleman, 25, played the first two seasons of his career for Kyle Shanahan on the Atlanta Falcons. Last season, under Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, Coleman started 14 games, rushed for 800 yards and four touchdowns and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
The 49ers have invested heavily in their backfield. They have Coleman, who makes $5 million per season on average. They have Matt Breida, a bargain who makes just $556,667 per season on average. He gained 5.3 yards per carry last season, and might be the 49ers’ best running back. They also have Kyle Juzczyk, who makes $5.25 million per season on average. And they have Jerick McKinnon, who makes $7.5 million per season on average.
So many running backs. Still no starting-caliber wide receiver on the 49ers.
Do you like the Coleman signing? Do you think he will start next season. Do you think all of these running backs will make the 53-man roster? And what do you think this signing means for McKinnon in particular? He tore his ACL before last season and may not be diminished when he returns. Do you think the 49ers will cut him?