Travis Benjamin is signing with the 49ers on a 1-year deal that will provide depth after the loss of Emmanual Sanders. Marquise Goodwin is also said to be on the trading block. Benjamin was responsible for 0.7% of the receiving yardage for the Los Angeles Chargers, accumulating 30 yards for the previous year. His receptions per contest and yards per game average were 1.2 and 6.0 yards. In the prior season, Benjamin pulled in 0 TDs and his longest catch of the year was 13 yards. He earned a total of 30 for the prior season and finished the season with an average of 5.0 yards per reception. His caught pass percentage for the prior year was 37.5% and he got there by pulling in 6 out of the 16 passes that went his way. Benjamin stepped onto the gridiron in 5 games last season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 24, 2020
49ers sign WR Travis Benjamin to a one-year deal. Benjamin played one season with the Browns under Kyle Shanahan. The speedy wideout also has experience as a kick/punt returner. https://t.co/q1SX9MssXZ
— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) March 24, 2020
One player who might be impacted by this move is Marquise Goodwin. When looking at the San Francisco 49ers 3,792 total receiving yards last year, Goodwin accounted for 4.9% of the receivers output. Goodwin (1 receiving touchdown) had an average of 20.7 yds per contest receiving and he averaged 1.3 catches per contest. His longest reception last season went for 38 yards and he was able to haul in 57.1% of the passes thrown in his direction. He caught 12 passes thrown his way (254th in the league) which means he averages 15.5 yards per reception.