By: Team Red Zone 8 months ago

Running back Carlos Hyde is heading into the final year of his four-year contract he signed with the 49ers. He signed as a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.  He’s in fantastic shape and worked tirelessly during the offseason with intensive workouts. Obviously, this doesn’t hurt the player’s chance at another big payday.

General Manager at San Francisco, John Lynch told reporters, that ‘the 49ers wanted Hyde to get into better shape this offseason,’ Hyde listened and delivered.

Lynch said: “He got lighter and in much better shape. It’s showing. It’s paying dividends on the field. So we’re thrilled with the way he’s playing. He’s got to continue to do it.”

He also hinted that the 49ers have started initial discussions with Hyde about signing a contract extension with the organization. Hyde had a career best season last year, with a total of 988 yards, 4.6 yards per carry and six touchdowns. This year he’s on pace to eclipse all three of those marks. A good frame of mind in the offseason is turning into a great season for the player and in turn, may turn into a good contract.

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