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Jerick McKinnon is now the 4th-highest paid RB in the NFL

McKinnon got paid after filling in admirably for Dalvin Cook.
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Jerick McKinnon's first trip to free agency is a bountiful one, with reports saying he's signing a four-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. 

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says McKinnon's deal will pay him $30 million over the four years, making him one of the NFL's five highest-paid running backs based on annual average salary. 

  1. Le'Veon Bell, $14,544 million
  2. Devonta Freeman, $8.25 million
  3. LeSean McCoy, $8.01 million
  4. Jerick McKinnon, $7.5 million
  5. Leonard Fournette, $6.786 million

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 49ers went all in on McKinnon after they learned running back Carlos Hyde was leaving to sign with the Cleveland Browns. 

McKinnon played a huge role with the Vikings last season after Dalvin Cook was lost to a torn ACL. From Week 5 on last season, McKinnon finished with 618 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, in addition to 57 catches for 472 yards and 2 more scores. 

Cook will be back in 2018 so the Vikings will still have a dynamic tandem pairing him with Latavius Murray. 

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