No. 2: SF 49ers Running Back Tevin Coleman
Did you know SF 49ers running back Tevin Coleman led the NFL in 2019… in rushes for negative yards.
This may be a little cynical, but I don’t see any future where Coleman is wearing a Niners jersey ever again beyond this season. It says a lot when San Francisco, in recent years, has been able to pump out useful running backs one after another regardless of their draft stock. Yet Coleman, the highest-paid running back on the team, can barely gain over 3 yards per rush.
Running back is slowly becoming a position that holds less and less monetary value if you’re not an absolute game-breaker like the Minnesota Vikings’ Dalvin Cook, New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara, etc. So it makes almost no sense to keep Coleman around any longer if he’s not even able to play up to his $5 million price tag.
The team will surely let him walk in free agency following yet again another disappointing year riddled with injuries.
Considering Coleman has only averaged 3.2 yards per carry in his last two years with the team, it’s safe to say they will be much happier rolling out Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. next year.
Sorry, Tevin, looks like your time with San Francisco is up.