By Anthony Caruso III | Editor
Deebo Samuel is one of the best young wide receivers in the league. The San Francisco 49ers player became a star last season.
Now, according to our sources, he wants to be traded. We’re told there were no talks about an extension, as Samuel’s team wouldn’t take part in the talks.
We’re also told the 49ers have been aware of a potential trade request for 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 expected to earn $3.98 million in 2022 before becoming a free agent.
Samuel is the latest wide receiver to cause a stir this offseason. If traded, he will be the third marquee catcher to be dealt.
It all started with the acquisition of Davante Adams by the Las Vegas Raiders in a trade with the Green Bay Packers. Adams then signed a five-year, $141.25 million contract.
The Kansas City Chiefs were forced to trade Tyreek Hill. He landed with the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks.
Hill then received a four-year, $120 million contract with the Dolphins. Currently, Hill is the highest-paid receiver averaging $30 million per season.
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Samuel, 26, made his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2021. He was also 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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