49ers Agree To Deals With McKinnon, Richburg

Breaking 49ers to sign Vikings running back Jerick Mc Kinnon to big contract

McKinnon at the 2014 combine ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash and ranked in the 95th percentile or better among running backs in the vertical jump, broad jump and bench press.

Adam Schefter reported that McKinnon's four-year deal will be worth an average of $7.5 million per year, calling it "one of the most surprising deals of free agency". This hefty sum also indicates the 49ers view him as a lead back. He did this despite sharing the backfield with Latavius Murray. He saw his workload increase in 2017 after rookie running back Dalvin Cook went down at the beginning of the season. Of McKinnon's 474 carries, just 53 came in the red zone and only 10 were inside the 5-yard line. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, only $14.3 million of the contract is guaranteed, with around $11.7 million to be paid out in 2018, and $15.4 million over the next two seasons.

So the question is how Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers will view McKinnon this upcoming season.

Roger Federer rolls into fourth round at Indian Wells
Krajinovic had no answer for Federer's serve or relentless return game and ended up winning just 31 of the match's 93 points. Kevin Anderson beat Nicholas Kicker 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3) while Tomas Berdych was defeated in straight sets by Chung Hyeon.

McKinnon was also loosely linked as a possibility for the Giants to sign, mostly because of his connection of playing in Pat Shurmur's offense with the Vikings the last two seasons. Of course, the 49ers could still address the position in next month's draft, but McKinnon's contract suggests he's clearly in the driver's seat for lead-back duties.

After missing out on the top dual-threat running back free agency had to offer, the San Francisco 49ers were successful in signing the next-best free agent on the market. From Week 5 on, McKinnon averaged 3.9 yards per rush, gaining 544 yards on 140 carries while catching 43 passes for 381 yards. He certainly has upside as a receiver, but McKinnon is best viewed as a mid-range RB2.

Related News:

  • New York Jets working on deal for Teddy Bridgewater

    New York Jets working on deal for Teddy Bridgewater

    He was a Pro Bowl selection after his second season and was largely considered a rising star at his position before the injury. The Vikings have offered the free agent quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport .
    Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: A must-win for both Congress and BJP

    Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: A must-win for both Congress and BJP

    Valera, a former bureaucrat, who threw his hat in the ring at the last minute due to technical hitches with Rathwa's candidature. Union Ministers Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia of the BJP filed their nominations from Gujarat .
    VW to expand production in electric auto  offensive

    VW to expand production in electric auto offensive

    VW CEO Matthias Müeller told journalists Tuesday in Berlin that 30 electric cars will be launched by 2025 , according to Autocar . VW has also confirmed that it will add more electrified vehicles to its portfolio this year.
  • Lewandowski Starts For Bayern Munich As They Name Strong Team v Besiktas

    Lewandowski Starts For Bayern Munich As They Name Strong Team v Besiktas

    With 18 minutes gone, Bayern captain Thomas Mueller swung in a cross and the Spain global thumped the ball home from close range. In the 59th minute, Besiktas pulled a goal back thanks to a Vagner Love strike which proved to be a consolation goal.
    Israel avoids snap polls but Netanyahu's fate awaits

    Israel avoids snap polls but Netanyahu's fate awaits

    Members of Netanyahu's government have argued in recent days over whether to extend the exemptions demanded by the ultra-Orthodox. Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in all of the cases, accusing prosecutors, police and the media of conspiring to oust him.
    Toyota partners with Canadian Paralympic team

    Toyota partners with Canadian Paralympic team

    It is New Zealand's second medal following Corey Peters' bronze on Saturday in the Men's Downhill Sitting event. Canada will play either the United States or South Korea in a cross-over semifinal on Thursday.
  • Angela Merkel elected 4th time German Chancellor

    Angela Merkel elected 4th time German Chancellor

    Merkel's newest, and probably her last, team "is much like her - dependable, if a bit boring", says Politico . President Donald Trump's threats of trade tariffs against the EU and even taxes on German automakers.
    Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation' says United Nations  rights chief

    Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation' says United Nations rights chief

    Carlos Conde, a researcher with the group Human Right Watch said that the petition to the court was basically a hit list . But he abandoned the process in November, after what he called repeated attacks by the NPA during talks.
    Walmart to expand grocery delivery service across the US

    Walmart to expand grocery delivery service across the US

    Ward noted that Walmart is learning from its delivery services in such countries as China and the United Kingdom. For now, younger shoppers tend to buy more groceries online, but the large majority shop in stores, Cowen said.
  • Dreams Do (Kinda) Come True: Nicolas Cage To Finally Play Superman

    Dreams Do (Kinda) Come True: Nicolas Cage To Finally Play Superman

    What's the one role actor Nicolas Cage has been chasing his entire life? And he owes it all to....the Teen Titans . Now for the most notable name, Nicolas Cage will be providing the voice for his favorite DC character Superman .
    A timeline of Stephen Hawking's remarkable life

    A timeline of Stephen Hawking's remarkable life

    In an interview with The Guardian in 2011, Hawking told writer Ian Sample that the fear of death wasn't something he considered. That didn't stop him from discussing his no-boundary proposal on the creation of the universe at the Vatican, a decade later.
    In Context: Did Hillary Clinton call Wisconsin 'backwards'?

    In Context: Did Hillary Clinton call Wisconsin 'backwards'?

    Co-host Melissa Francis disregarded the comments about Trump, saying attempts to attack his message obviously didn't work. Other members of Clinton's inner circle have acknowledged why she lost.


Most liked

Michigan Basketball: 3 predictions for UM and the NCAA Tournament
Keep scrolling down and you come to the Big Ten, which has a final four of Michigan State, Purdue , Michigan and Ohio State . On the season, Bucknell basketball averages 81.1 points, 36.9 rebounds and 14.5 assists per game.

U.S. men charged with Minnesota mosque bombing
Hussein tells The Associated Press that Muslims are glad that the suspects are "no longer a threat to our community". The pipe bomb exploded, causing a fire that was extinguished by sprinklers, according to an affidavit.

Twitch Prime now offers free games to subscribers
Twitch Prime debuted in September 2016, and is actually a part of Amazon Prime , which goes for $13 per month or $99 per year. The first two include first-person shooter Superhot and supernatural mystery graphic adventure game Oxenfree .

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider details leaked - out September 2018
As for Vikander's Croft, the screenwriters and the video game's 2013 reboot - on which they based the script - did her no favors. According to Variety , both Tomb Raider and Black Panther are expected to bring their respective studios about $25M each.

13 spots celebrating Pi Day with pizza and pie deals
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (10750 Stockdale Highway): Receive a mini one-topping pizza for $3.14 (tax and gratuity not included). This year there are several places to score discounted pies of all types including the sweet, savory and pizza variety.

Mark Hughes the favourite for Southampton job after Mauricio Pellegrino is sacked
Saints' most recent defeat, 3-0 at Newcastle , left the south coast club just one point and one place above the relegation zone. Mark Hughes has been named as the "leading candidate" for the vacant Southampton manager's position, not Marco Silva .

Rabada handed two-Test suspension
Mitchell Marsh lost 20% of his match fee and gained a demerit point for swearing after he was dismissed by Rabada on Monday. Rabada said he had contested the charge for brushing Smith at a hearing because he did not touch him on objective .

Trump's Defense Secretary Loses an Ally With Tillerson Firing
Xinhua/Sipa USA/NewscomNothing about Rex Tillerson's firing should surprise us, except perhaps its timing. I thought that was very deplorable and unfortunate the way it happened.

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick confirms retirement decision
We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet. "But it's looking likely , yeah". Carrick is, though, expected to remain at United as part of Jose Mourinho's coaching staff next season.

Ligue 1: Real Madrid bound Neymar to stay at PSG, claims father
The 26-year old is now sidelined due to injury after enjoying a stellar first season at PSG , scoring 28 goals in 30 appearances. The 26-year-old is alleged to have jokingly asked whether his former striker partners "would take him back".

Woods and Els named as Presidents Cup captains
The announcement was made in the Latrobe Room at Bay Hill, site of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour . Tiger Woods was one shot away from a chance to win, and the PGA Tour had its largest television audience in five years.

Sonia Gandhi hosted 17 opposition leaders for dinner last night
The SP-BSP alliance has consolidated its lead in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypoll and is ahead by over 26,000 votes. Antony were seen in conversation with leaders from other opposition parties during the dinner.

Saudi royals tackling corruption, or just cashing in on foes?
The government says all of them were guilty of plundering state funds, which have now been returned to state coffers. Until 2014, oil income made up more than 90% of public revenues in Saudi Arabia.

Trump's move to stall Broadcom bid for Qualcomm questioned
To give an idea of Huawei's rising clout, the tech company past year posted sales of 600 billion yuan ($95 billion). No takeover discussions had been initiated and this is not one of the most likely outcomes, said the same sources.

ICE Spokesman Resigns Over Trump Administration's 'Misleading' Statements on Raid
But Lori Haley, the western region communications director for ICE on Monday, told KTVU that Schwab had resigned "abruptly". Schwab, however, said that both the number of potential arrests and the blame heaped on Schaaf by officials was wrong.