San Francisco 49ers dynamic wide receiver Deebo Samuel is in line for a large contract extension as he enters the final year of his four-year, $7.2 million rookie contract in 2022.
Samuel requested a trade in the week leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, and the 49ers have listened to teams, but became with almost nothing that would deem worthy enough to move Samuel.
“You’ll consider anything,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters, via ESPN. “You’ve got a responsibility to help your organization the most you can, but there’s no player like Deebo. It’s hard to see how that helps your organization. So, you try to look into all the aspects of it and what people are willing to do and nothing was even remotely close that we thought it would be fair for the Niners.”
No one should be surprised that Deebo likely won’t be at OTAs as they are set to start today for the 49ers.
He was reportedly seen at the Warriors-Mavericks game in Dallas on Sunday night.
Last season was a career year for Samuel as he finished with 77 catches for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 59 times for 365 yards and eight scores.
Last week, Niners GM John Lynch said that Samuel was “too good to trade.”
“I think all these situations are unique,” Lynch said. “You’re obviously aware of what’s going on around the league, but we were focused on our situation. We tried to do what was right there. We believe we did and we believe that we can find a way through this and it will all be good. So, we’re encouraged about that.”