By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel has made it official. He has requested a trade from the team.
We reported last night that he wanted a trade. He told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington to confirm the news that we had received.
Samuel has seen other wide receivers receive massive contracts this off-season. And he wants to cash in while the market is still available.
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He is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the 49ers. He is due to make $3.98 million during the upcoming 2022 Season.
Spotrac has his projected market value at $22.4 million per season. He is projected to receive a four-year, $89.8 million extension, due to their data.
In the NFL, the league’s market value fluctuates each season. However, the wide receiver market is hot right now with two massive deals already taking place this off-season.
He has seen the Las Vegas Raiders sign Davante Adams to a five-year, $141.25 million deal. Adams was acquired in a blockbuster deal with the Green Bay Packers.
Adams could not reach an agreement with the Packers. And he refused to play under the franchise tag.
A short time later, the Miami Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill in another blockbuster deal. He had three years and $75 million added to his contract.
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Hill will play for the Dolphins over the next four seasons and be paid $120 million with the extension. He has the highest average of any wide receiver in the league with an average salary of $30 million per campaign.
The 26-year-old Samuel appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts in 2021. He had a career-high 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns.
He had a career-high 18.2 yards per reception. His longest reception on the season was for 83 yards.
Samuel, who was used in multiple facets, also had 59 carries for 365 yards and eight touchdowns. He set the record for most rushing touchdowns in a season by a wide receiver with the aforementioned eight scores.
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