Deebo Samuel has requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers.
Samuel comes into this season in the final year of his four-year rookie contract that has paid a total of $7,247,476 as a second-round pick in the 2019 draft. He has been one of the more versatile pieces of the 49ers’ offense, having also lined up at running back and in the slot. Samuel posted an impressive 1,770 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns in 2021.
It’s thought that Samuel could demand a deal worth between $20m and $25m per season after the numbers we have seen go on No 1 receivers in recent weeks.
Tyreek Hill (Miami Dolphins) and Davante Adams (Las Vegas Raiders) were traded and netted new contracts to reach the plateau previously hit only by DeAndre Hopkins with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Due to the Adams trade the Green Bay Packers own multiple first-round picks and would clearly have an interest in Samuel, as would the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs would likely consider a call to 49ers general manager John Lynch about Samuel. With Hill another trade casualty, the Chiefs have been heavily invested in scouting the top wideouts in the 2022 draft class.
This wouldn’t be the first time both teams have got together, they got together for the 2019 trade that sent franchise-tagged pass rusher Dee Ford to the 49ers for a second-round pick.
This versatility means that Deebo Samuel will be expensive. He’s shown his skill and the 49ers used him properly to get the most possible production out of him.
Could the Chicago Bears use a guy like Samuel to partner Mooney? Absolutely. But can they afford him? With rumours floating around of a 1st round pick its highly unlikely.