Athlete: @JetMckinnon1
Position: Dual-Threat Running Back
Team: @49ers

All Sticks.

— Footwork_King (@footwork_king1) May 19, 2020

Here is some bad news for the Raheem Mostert contract re-negotiating team. Check out the workout Jerick (Jet) McKinnon posted on Twitter. McKinnon, of course, has been battling knee problems since he tore his ACL before the 2018 season.

He’s tried several procedures and the team was hopeful he’d be back for 2019, but ended up having another knee surgery in August and was out for the year. It would not have been a huge surprise to find he was unable to answer the bell if this season happens. He wouldn’t be the first to have a chronic knee injury derail his career.

Based on this, he looks ready to compete. Notice that the first couple of clips are about making short, quick cuts and changes of direction. Players recovering from ACLs can often regain their straight ahead speed. It’s making the cuts that tell the story.

And, there’s another factor. The 49ers were so enamored of McKinnon when they signed him from the Vikings, that they gave him a contract that paid him $15.5 million for the past two seasons — when he never got on the field. This year he was scheduled to make $6.5 million.

But, in a story reported in March, Matt Maiocco said the 49ers and McKinnon reached a deal to reduce his contract to $910,000. That takes down his salary cap total, decreases

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