Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Vikings lose RB McKinnon to 49ers

NFL free agents: Pat Shurmur product Jerick McKinnon gets big contract from 49ers, not Giants Free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon to leave Vikings for 49ers
Rita Gibson | 15 March, 2018, 00:23

Jerick has proven to be an extremely versatile football player whose speed, elusiveness and tackle-breaking ability make him a very hard matchup for defenses. He'll be the league's fourth-highest paid back in making $7.5 million a year.

Carlos Hyde, who McKinnon is replacing, signed a three-year deal with the Browns worth more than $15 million according to reports on Wednesday morning.

Jerick McKinnon is a decent running back, but the San Francisco 49ers are about to pay the former Minnesota Vikings player like an elite superstar.

It's a little bittersweet that McKinnon will not be returning to the Vikings, as he was a favorite among fans and teammates. He has registered 1,918 yards on 474 carries with seven touchdowns in his four National Football League seasons.

McKinnon, 25, hit free agency looking for a much bigger role than the one he shared as part of the Minnesota Vikings in 2017.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
The weather service said rain is likely Friday in the area, along with breezy conditions and a high in the mid- to upper 40s. The overnight low is expected to be near 37, with winds 8 to 17 miles per hour with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour .

The breakup between McKinnon and the team that drafted him appeared inevitable, with the projected return of budding superstar Dalvin Cook from a torn ACL and the workman-like ground and pound attack offered by Latavius Murray. Despite playing second fiddle to Peterson, McKinnon registered 444 yards from scrimmage while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. He has rushed for 1,918 yards with an average of 4.0 yards per carry, has 142 catches for 984 yards, and has scored 12 touchdowns.

McKinnon put together a career-best season in 2017, rushing for 570 yards, catching 51 passes for 421 yards and scoring five total touchdowns.

As for McKinnon, he's not a running back that will dazzle. This hefty sum also indicates the 49ers view him as a lead back.

A dual-threat running back who is equally risky as a ball-carrier as he is catching the ball out of the backfield.

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