49ers wideout Deebo Samuel, who is established to enter a deal year, desires to capitalize on the seismic change that the league’s receiver market has been through this offseason. Even in advance of draftmate A.J. Brown landed a $25M/calendar year offer from the Eagles, Samuel was eyeing that benchmark, and now it looks as nevertheless San Francisco will have to pony up that form of income if it needs to extend the 2021 To start with Staff All-Professional.
It’s unclear the place extension negotiations stand at the moment, but it continues to look very likely that Samuel will continue to be with the Niners for at least the 2022 campaign. The club rebuffed all trade inquiries in the operate-up to the draft in April, and although Samuel was not present for voluntary OTAs, he did look for required minicamp. Previously this thirty day period, we read that participant and crew were nonetheless engaged in agreement talks, and the point that Samuel ought to not want to be utilized as a amongst-the-tackles runner this time might assist force the two sides nearer to an accord.
Even more, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reviews that there is “not a great deal of league-huge chatter” about a Samuel trade at the second. Samuel has not formally rescinded his trade request (as significantly as Fowler is familiar with), but it appears like rival clubs who may possibly be intrigued in the South Carolina products think there is no issue in partaking the 49ers in trade talks.
Speculatively, it could be that Samuel realizes re-upping with the 49ers this summer months is his ideal solution, as lengthy as he can get near to his recent honest market benefit (which Spotrac estimates to be just shy of $25M for each yr). If he phases a “hold-in” at coaching camp, the club could attempt to avoid him from accruing a fourth year of service time, which would make him a limited cost-free agent in the 2023 offseason. And, though the workforce could waive or cut down any fines he accumulates by holding out of coaching camp — given that he is even now tethered to his rookie agreement — holding out clearly comes with the exact company time threats as a keep-in.
If he just rejects the 49ers’ ideal offer and opts to play out the remaining calendar year of his rookie agreement in the hopes of hitting totally free agency in 2023, he would be betting his future earnings to a big extent on the appropriate arm of an unproven next-yr passer in Trey Lance (to say absolutely nothing of San Francisco’s franchise tag legal rights). If Samuel fails to replicate his incredible 2021 functionality — 77 catches for 1,405 yards and 6 scores, fantastic for a league-best 18.2 yards-per-reception, to go along with 59 carries for 365 yards and eight TDs — his marketplace value could undoubtedly consider a dip.