Jeff Wilson Traded to Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson
San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson
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NFL Week 8 - After the Miami Dolphins traded Chase Edmonds to Denver in their deal for Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb, they've quickly found their replacement. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers will send running back Jeff Wilson to Miami in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick.  

Wilson served as the fill-in for Elijah Mitchell after he went down with a sprained MCL in Week 1. From Weeks 2 through 5, Wilson finished with a 22.6% rushing DVOA and was fourth among running backs in rushing DYAR over that stretch. Wilson saw just seven carries in Week 6 against the Falcons and quickly fell down the depth chart after the 49ers acquired Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers.

Despite the recent lack of production, Wilson still ranks 12th in DYAR and 10th in DVOA among running backs this year. He joins fellow 49er-turned-Dolphin Raheem Mostert, who currently ranks 10th in DYAR and 11th in DVOA.

Wilson also reunites Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, who served as both run game coordinator and offensive coordinator for the 49ers during Wilson's tenure. 

Comments

5 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2022, 10:02pm

#1 by johonny12 // Nov 01, 2022 - 4:47pm

Another solid pick up. 

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#2 by Chuckc // Nov 01, 2022 - 4:57pm

I don't like this trade for the 49ers. Jeff Wilson has been their most reliable back the last 2 years and has played pretty well this year. I don't think they can count on Elijah Mitchell or either of the two rookies.

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#3 by TomC // Nov 01, 2022 - 8:28pm

This comment seems to presuppose that the guy that had the LDT hat trick on Sunday is going to fall into a hole and disappear. I mean, given his history it's certainly possible, but it's odd not to even mention him.

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#5 by Chuckc // Nov 01, 2022 - 10:02pm

I think he's the only given and Shanahan always uses 2-3 backs. The dropoff after McCaffrey is going to be steep.

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#4 by ImNewAroundThe… // Nov 01, 2022 - 8:32pm

  • '18: 2.5
  • '19: 6.9
  • '20: 5.1
  • '21: 4.2
  • '22: 4.4

Another whatever trade.

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