The 49ers might have one of the deepest running back groups in the league, and also one of the fastest according to the new Madden 20 video game.
Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman are listed as the two fastest running backs in the game, both of which are tied at 94 overall. The 49ers also have three in the top seven in speed, with running back/special teams standout Raheem Mostert receiving a 93 rating.
The love shown to the 49ers RB’s apparently wasn’t enough for fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who thinks another San Francisco running back should’ve made the cut.
— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) July 15, 2019
To be fair, Jerick McKinnon is right behind Mostert with a 92 overall rating, and is coming off a torn ACL which could affect his speed a bit at least initially.
Though these ratings are largely subjective, they do reveal the type of running back Kyle Shanahan is targeting in his system: extremely fast players who excel in the zone rushing attack and are threats in the passing game. If this group can remain healthy they should be a huge advantage for the Red & Gold in 2019.