Former Falcons running back Tevin Coleman signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the 49ers, according to ESPN.
Coleman became an unrestricted free agent with the outset of the league’s new business year on Wednesday.
After the Falcons went to Super Bowl LI, former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan left to become San Francisco’s head coach.
He was on the Falcons’ staff when Coleman was drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft.
The comparison for Coleman was San Francisco running back Jerick McKinnon, a former Sprayberry High and Georgia Southern star, who landed a four-year, $30 million deal with the 49ers last offseason after four seasons with Minnesota.
McKinnon, 5-foot-9 and 205 pounds, was selected in the third round (96th overall) in the 2014 NFL draft. He played in 58 games and made 14 starts over his first four seasons.
Coleman, 6-1 and 210 pounds, has played in 56 games and made 20 starts.
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