By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Deebo Samuel is one of the best young wide receivers in the league. The San Francisco 49ers player developed into a star last season.
Now, according to our sources, he wants to be traded. We’re told there have been no talks on an extension, as Samuel’s side would not participate in talks.
We’re also told that the 49ers have known about a potential trade request for the last several days.
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Spotrac calculated that Samuel’s market value is $22.4 million per season. They project his market value as a four-year, $89.8 million deal.
He is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He is slated to make $3.98 million in 2022 before becoming a free agent.
Samuel is the latest wide receiver to cause a raucous this off-season. If he is traded, he’ll be the third marquee receiver to be dealt.
It all began with the Las Vegas Raiders acquiring Davante Adams in a trade with the Green Bay Packers. Adams then was signed to a five-year, $141.25 million deal.
The Kansas City Chiefs were forced into trading Tyreek Hill. He landed with the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks.
Hill then received a four-year, $120 million deal from the Dolphins. Right now, Hill is the highest-paid receiver with an average of $30 million per season.
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The 26-year-old Samuel went to his first Pro Bowl in 2021. He also was a first-team All-Pro selection.
Last season, he set an NFL record with eight rushing touchdowns in a season by a wide receiver.
Samuel was a second-round draft pick by the 49ers in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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