Raheem Mostert Says 49ers Contract Prohibits Him from Surfing

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 28, 2020

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 19: Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert won't be catching any waves in Miami before Super Bowl LIV because of a stipulation in his three-year, $8.7 million contract.

Mostert told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler his deal with the Niners prevents him from partaking in any "extraordinary sports," which includes surfing.

"That was put in this year. I'm not allowed to," he said Monday. "I'll be able to have time to do that when I'm done playing ball. I'm not too bummed about it. I have one objective, one goal, and that's to play the game I love right now and to play in the Super Bowl."

Mostert is a longtime surfer who grew up in Florida. His last journey on his surfboard came in January 2019, two months before signing his contract, per Fowler.

The 27-year-old Purdue product is coming off a breakout performance against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. He tallied 220 yards on 29 carries (7.6 YPC) with four touchdowns. He added a pair of catches for six yards.


πŸ„The NFC Championship turned into a Raheem Mostert clinic πŸ„@RMos_8Ball 🚨 220 rushing yards on 29 carries 🚨 4 rushing TD 🚨 Single postseason game rushing record set @49ers | #GoNiners https://t.co/4GhTrWk5L9

Mostert, who's spent time with seven teams since going undrafted in 2015, only topped 100 yards once during the regular season.

Now he's listed third among Super Bowl MVP favorites behind only the two quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and the 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo, according to Caesars Sportsbook.

The Super Bowl is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.


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