A multitude of teams have an interest in acquiring Deebo Samuel, but the 49ers do not want him to go anywhere.
“They do not want to trade him,” one NFL team executive said Wednesday. “At all.”
The San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Deebo Samuel appear far apart in contract negotiations. According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, the 49ers have an offer on the table that would pay Samuel nearly $19 million per season.
“Multiple league sources tell me the Niners put a baseline contract offer on the table for Samuel, which averages just under $19 million per year,” Pauline reported for Pro Football Network.
San Francisco would like to hold onto Samuel but is unlikely to make the receiver happy with an offer like that.
Samuel, a former second-round pick, is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Samuel meant a lot to the 49ers last season as he produced 1,770 all-purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns. However, that was just one season and his first surpassing 1,000 receiving yards.
“Most believe Samuel’s ultimate contract will be in the range of $23-$24 million per year,” Pauline added. “He likely won’t make as much money as A.J. Brown, who could sign a renegotiated contract with the Tennessee Titans sooner than later.”
The market for wide receivers has increased dramatically this offseason after Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, and Tyreek Hill all received new deals that average over $25 million per season.