Hey, Raheem, where’s the fire?
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert wasted no time Sunday registering the highest speed the NFL’s Next Gen Stats has recorded in five years, cruising at an insane 23.1 miles per hour en route to an 80-yard touchdown run against the New York Jets.
Mostert later left the game with a knee injury.
The romp came on the first play from scrimmage. It helps that no Jets defender laid a paw on him. Mostert clearly can burn.
#49ers RB Raheem Mostert hit a max speed of 23.09 MPH on his 80-yard Rush TD. That's the fastest max speed by a ball carrier on a play from scrimmage over the last 5 seasons and surpassed his own record that he set... last week, according to @NextGenStats.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) September 20, 2020
And that’s two straight weeks where Mostert has been moving faster than anyone else.
Raheem Mostert hit 23.09 mph on his game-opening 80-yard TD run, per @NextGenStats. He hit 22.73 mph on his TD catch-and-run last week. Though one-plus weeks, he has the two fastest speeds of any ball-carrier.
— Jeremy Bergman 🆗 (@JABergman) September 20, 2020
In fact, he had two of the three fastest times recorded in Week 1. Interestingly, the fastest time recorded in the entire 2019 season was from Matt Breida, the man whom Mostert replaced as the 49ers’ back after Breida was dealt to the Miami Dolphins this offseason.
And this score put Mostert into the history books for non-speed reasons, too.
Raheem Mostert joins Jim Brown (1963) as the only players in NFL history with a 75-yard Rush TD and 75-yard Rec TD in his team’s first two games of a season.
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— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 20, 2020
But the bad news is that Mostert joined a growing list of injured 49ers players, not coming out of the locker room to start the second half with a reported knee injury.
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