All things have been really quiet when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers and Deebo Samuel, but that does not mean everything is all good.
Samuel made a noteworthy decision when he reported to mandatory minicamp with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month, and many took that as a sign that he is committed to the team going forward.
However, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on “SportsCenter” Sunday that Samuel has not rescinded his trade request.
“I’m told status quo is really when he reported to minicamp; that’s the last piece of news that we have here,” Fowler said Sunday on SportsCenter (h/t Bleacher Report). “Nothing else significant has happened behind the scenes between Samuel and the 49ers. In fact, he hasn’t officially rescinded his trade request as far as I’ve heard.
“But the 49ers are still hopeful that they can mend this relationship [and] come to a long-term agreement at some point. Could be closer to training camp or around then, but they’ll chip away at this. And really, the trade market has sizzled; around draft time was really the best time to do that. Now, there really hasn’t been a lot of buzz or traction.”
Earlier this month, John Lynch stated that he expects Samuel to be a part of the 49ers during the 2022 season.
“We haven’t traded him, and I’d be a fool to trade him,” Lynch responded when asked about the situation. “So yes, Deebo will be part of the 49ers this season.”
Samuel had a breakout season in 2021, recording 1,770 all-purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns while being a potent weapon in the 49ers’ passing and rushing attack.