Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

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Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

Post by 720pete » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:02 pm

The four highest-paid running backs in the NFL for the 2018 season are set to be Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, LeSean McCoy, and … Jerick McKinnon? That’s where we’re at after the 49ers agreed to sign the running back to a four-year, $30 million contract Wednesday, according to ESPN.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/jer ... ency-2018/

Wow :shock:
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Post by YikesVikes » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:48 pm

720pete wrote:
The four highest-paid running backs in the NFL for the 2018 season are set to be Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, LeSean McCoy, and … Jerick McKinnon? That’s where we’re at after the 49ers agreed to sign the running back to a four-year, $30 million contract Wednesday, according to ESPN.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/jer ... ency-2018/

Wow :shock:
This is absolutely great for us and probably bumped him up to fourth round compensation pick. I expect that he's going to get cut with in 2 years or they're going to ask him to renegotiate his contract. No team is going to pay someone that probably is better off splitting times that amount of money
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Post by TSonn » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:06 pm

Loved Jet on the Vikings. He got knocked around so much each game but always seemed to hop right back up. That being said, I'm glad someone else is paying him that kind of money because we can get similar production from a late round RB.
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Re: Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

Post by Laserman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:33 pm

wow, the 49ers overpayed. Decent back but surely not worth that kind of money.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Jerick McKinnon was the third-best running back on the Vikings last year.

He is now the 4th highest-paid running back in the league.

Mind-boggling.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:19 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Jerick McKinnon was the third-best running back on the Vikings last year.

He is now the 4th highest-paid running back in the league.

Mind-boggling.
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Post by fiestavike » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:57 pm

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J. Kapp 11 wrote:Jerick McKinnon was the third-best running back on the Vikings last year.

He is now the 4th highest-paid running back in the league.

Mind-boggling.
*Second best
Yes. Money talks. Mckinnon gets 8 million and Latavius is going to restructure or get cut. Its not even close.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:30 pm

dead_poet wrote:
J. Kapp 11 wrote:Jerick McKinnon was the third-best running back on the Vikings last year.

He is now the 4th highest-paid running back in the league.

Mind-boggling.
*Second best
He was better than Murray in the beginning og the year but Murray was way better in the second half, imo.

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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Not way better in the end, but better. I bet his foot was bothering him because he went from no power and getting tackled if someone touched his shoe, to a decent power back.
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Post by Cliff » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:23 am

I'm not as surprised about this as many seem to be. Different players are worth more to different teams because of different schemes. Even while sharing snaps Jet was top 15 in most every receiving RB category. (Yards, targets, catches, etc.)

A little bit about the 49ers scheme;
When Kyle Shanahan accepted the position as the San Francisco 49ers head coach, he brought with him his highly-touted offensive system.

Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report ranked the 10 best offensive schemes in the NFL, and Shanahan's "pre-snap passing game" landed his offense at No. 1.

“Many teams use motion to help the quarterback discern whether a defense is playing man or zone, and some teams are especially good as using motion to gain positional advantages,” Farrar said. “But under Shanahan's watch, pre-snap motion becomes a crazy quilt in which any skill position player can start anywhere and move anywhere else.”

Shanahan’s pre-snap motion success is exemplified by Atlanta Falcons running back tandem Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman who combined for 85 receptions for 883 receiving yards last season.

“Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman might start in the backfield together and each move into the receiver group—perhaps one in the slot and one outside,” Farrar added. “A Shanahan staple was to take fullback Patrick DiMarco and move him from the backfield to the outside receiver formation—something fullbacks don't generally do. But DiMarco caught seven passes for 52 yards in the regular season and three more for 43 yards in the playoffs, and he never carried the ball. He was a blocker and receiver, and that was that.”
That sounds like an environment he can thrive in if he can stay healthy.
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Post by fiestavike » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:21 am

Cliff wrote:I'm not as surprised about this as many seem to be. Different players are worth more to different teams because of different schemes. Even while sharing snaps Jet was top 15 in most every receiving RB category. (Yards, targets, catches, etc.)

I agree. I think a lot of fans have been slow to understand the degree of specialization in the NFL. A guy who can do a couple at an elite level is worth more than a guy who can do 5 things well, especially in the skill positions. A 'five tool' RB would be great to have, but being somebody who has to be accounted for situationally is more valuable in creating mismatches than a guy who is more versatile and less 'special' at any aspect of the game. The Patriots 'small ball' approach opened the door to a whole bunch of undersized, quicker than fast guys, who became role players only because of the things they do well, rather than being out of the league because of the things they can't do well.

McKinnon is a unique talent because he has his strengths and is well rounded enough not to have glaring weaknesses in other realms.
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Re: Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

Post by tzinc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:00 pm

completely overpaid people were complaining about Cousins deal?
this is ludicrous
49ers are going straight into the dumpster with their management scheme
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Re: Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

Post by dead_poet » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:09 pm

tzinc wrote:completely overpaid people were complaining about Cousins deal?
this is ludicrous
49ers are going straight into the dumpster with their management scheme
I'll take that bet. Jet is going to get a lot of touches in SF. He's being paid like RB/WR, as he should be.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:14 pm

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tzinc wrote:completely overpaid people were complaining about Cousins deal?
this is ludicrous
49ers are going straight into the dumpster with their management scheme
I'll take that bet. Jet is going to get a lot of touches in SF. He's being paid like RB/WR, as he should be.
Which bet? That San Fran will continue to be in the dumpster? I think they really went over board this year, and they will next year too, if able. They are the new Lions as far as management. I do love the Jimmy G FA a lot. But as we have seen this year, just an outstanding (which Jimmy has yet to prove he is) will not win you a SB. The way the Vikes are going at it is a much better way. Im not as big on others with the Cousins signing for 30 a year, and it isnt a front side loaded contract. I think saving 10 Mil and taking a chance on Case may have been a better move simply because, for whatever reason, the Vikings fall apart, and mostly on the D side of the ball, in big games, at horrible times. And that hard to overcome even for professionals when the D is ussually so good. Plus the D like the bend but dont break idea a little too much. I know its worked for them so far, but luck runs out, and when it does, it would be nice to have extra money lying around to pick up the good FA's.
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Re: Jet cashes in: 4 years $30 million with SF

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Garoppolo did not win the last 5 games by himself. 49ers had a pretty good team in 2017 except for the QB position. In the first half of the season, they lost 5 games by 3 points or less (2 in OT). With decent QB play from the start, they could have competed with the Rams for the NFC West.
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