NFL rumours: 49ers ‘ready to listen’ to trade offers from Jeff Wilson Jr.



It looks like 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. is on the trade block.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Friday, citing sources, that the 49ers have received calls about Wilson’s availability and are listening to potential offers.

Wilson ranks 11th in the NFL with 454 rushing yards this season, ahead of stars like Dalvin Cook, new 49ers teammate Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott and Jonathan Taylor.

Wilson is one of the fastest players in the league, setting the record for top speed in a rushing touchdown that previous season at 20.89 mph, though it has since been broken by Kenneth Walker III Seattle Seahawks (22.09 mph).

After rushing for a season-high 120 yards on 17 carries in a win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, Wilson saw his throw-ins drop to seven in Weeks 6 and 7 against the Carolina Panthers. Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. Wilson had 25 and 54 rushing yards respectively in those two losses.

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With the 49ers acquiring the return of the aforementioned McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell on the horizon, San Francisco will soon have a backlog of talented running backs at their disposal, opening the door to trade Wilson before the Nov. 2 deadline. .

If the 49ers don’t move Wilson, it remains to be seen how 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan will utilize all three running backs when the time comes.

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