Jerick McKinnon

Jerick McKinnon


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 89%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 12.9%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 3.4
Durability: question mark 2

High Risk


Jerick McKinnon Player Overview

Jerick McKinnon is currently 28 years old and was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended a high school in Marietta, Georgia, where he played football and ran track. In football, McKinnon played quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He won the first team All-State at quarterback. He passed for 1,500 yards and rushed 1,300 more in his senior year in high school.

Considered a three-star recruit, he went to Georgia Southern University. Initially recruited as a quarterback, McKinnon eventually worked his way all over the field. In his four years at Georgia Southern McKinnon finished with an impressive 3,899 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns. In addition to running back, he also caught some passes, passed for almost 1,000 yards and played on special teams.

McKinnon received an invite to the 2014 NFL Combine where he measured in at 5’8 ?” and weighed 209 pounds. He initially ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash but improved it to 4.35 unofficially. The Minnesota Vikings chose him in the 3rd round by the Minnesota Vikings.

Serving as the change of pace back for Adrian Peterson, in his rookie season, he only played in 11 games, rushing 113 times for 538 yards and catching 27 passes for 135 yards. In his second season, he played all 16 games, rushing 52 times for 271 yards and two touchdowns, rushing an impressive 5.2 yards per carry.

In 2016 McKinnon took over for Adrian Peterson after he tore his meniscus in Week 2. McKinnon played in 15 games, rushing 159 times for 539 yards and two touchdowns, also catching 43 passes for 255 yards and another two scores.

McKinnon entered the 2017 season as the backup to rookie Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray. After Cook tore his ACL in Week 4, he managed 150 rushes for 570 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also caught 51 passes for 421 yards and 2 touchdowns.

With McKinnon always being a timeshare, he left Minnesota to become the San Francisco 49ers' pr…

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Jerick McKinnon Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 27, 2019 NFL Knee LCL Tear Grade 3 Jerick McKinnon missed all of 2019 season with a knee issues
Sep 1, 2018 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 McKinnon tore the ACL in his right knee in practice on September 1. He later said that he also tore "other stuff" in the knee.
Aug 12, 2018 NFL Leg Calf Strain McKinnon went down in practice with a right calf strain.
Oct 23, 2016 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 McKinnon injured his ankle but returned. He later aggravated it and missed the rest of the game and Week 8.