Reports: Deebo Samuel signs three year extension with San Francisco 49ers worth up to $73.5 million
The wait is over and Deebo Samuel is staying put. Reports out of San Francisco claim the play maker, who requested a trade in April, signed an extension.
After an offseason of speculation and coded social media posts, Deebo Samuel is staying in San Francisco after both parties agreed to a three-year contract extension on Sunday.
Deebo staying put
The deal will keep the elusive double threat receiver in the Bay Area until 2025. Samuel will get a max value of $73.5 million over those three years, and $58.1 million is guaranteed according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The San Francisco 49ers have been in training camp for almost a week, and to the surprise of some Samuel put the pads on from day one. The outspoken pass catcher requested a trade out of San Francisco shortly after the Niners lost to the Rams in the NFC Championship.
Not only is Samuel staying in San Fran, be he is doing so as one of the highest pass catchers in the game. This offseason has been full of big money deals for wide receivers like DK Metcalf and Davante Adams, and the fourth year man out of the University of South Carolina is the latest to strike a deal worth $24 million a year or more.
The year of the WR
Before this season there was just one receiver making that kind of money per year, DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals. Now there are a total of seven receivers that have agreed to such lucrative deals this offsesaon.
There were offers that came through the door in the San Francisco front offices, but none enticing enough to deal the play making WR/RB combo man. It was a slow process, but Samuel showed at mini-camp in June and was there for the opening day of training camp as many expected a hold out to start the preseason slate.
Samuel was the Niners most productive offensive player, scoring a combined 14 rushing and receiving touchdowns, while averaging 18.2 yards a catch and had six receiving touchdowns and eight rushing touchdowns, which a an NFL record for receivers.