San Francisco 49ers, Deebo Samuel agree to 3-year extension worth up to $73.5M

A surprising trade demand; It ended a rollercoaster offseason that included social media scrubbing and a half-dozen other receivers signing lucrative contracts. Then the final domino fell on Sunday when wideout Deebo Samuel agreed to a three-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers.

The deal is worth a record $73.5 million over three years. It also includes $58.1 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

This offseason, Samuel is the seventh big name to sign a contract worth at least $24 million per year. Before this season, Only DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals has reached that milestone.

In breach of agreement; The Niners and Samuel amicably ended a complicated negotiation that demanded a trade from Samuel in April. Despite that request, San Francisco is adamant that it want to deal with any issues that may be bothering Samuel. And they were rewarding him with an incredibly valuable contract that will hold him over well into the future.

During the NFL draft in April, the Niners entered several offers for Samuel. However, he didn’t get anything close to what was to come.

Samuel then slowly returned to the fold over the course of weeks, attending the team’s mandatory full-man camp in June. Samuel also reported in time for the launch of this time’s training camp.

On Tuesday, Samuel and his coach Kyle Shanahan discussed a plan for him when camp opens. While the Niners and his representatives continued to hammer out the deal, Samuel agreed to take it easy.

At that time, Niners general manager John Lynch is more optimistic than ever that the two sides will sign a deal.

“We really benefit from each other and have had some strong commitments,” Lynch said. We don’t want to shock everyone into thinking it’s going to be a commodity because it hasn’t really arrived yet.

But I really hope we can announce something exciting for everyone involved in the near future. Deebo Samuel also arrived here today and he excited to move forward with as part of this team.”

The 49ers signed Samuel and kept their best offensive line. Samuel, 26, has earned the nickname “wide back” because he can play receiver and then running back in 2021.

Samuel has emerged as a unique offensive threat in his dual roles.first since 1999 and at least 1,000 yards in NFL history; He became the third player to have 5 touchdowns and 5 rushing scores in the same season.

Over the course of the tournament, Samuel averaged a league-leading 18.2 yards per carry and 6.2 yards per punt combined to score 14 touchdowns.

His 1,770 yards rushing ranks third in the NFL. His eight rushing touchdowns en route to All-Pro honors. He also has the most receiving yards in league history.

In three NFL seasons, Samuel has 167 receptions for 2,598 yards and 550 rushes for 10 yards to go along with 11 scores. He has played in 38 games, 1 in 2019 and 2021 and 9 in 2020.

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