Deebo Samuel Signs Contract Extension to Stay in San Francisco

Deebo Samuel Signs Contract Extension to Stay in San Francisco

Three months ago, Deebo Samuel expressed that he doesn’t want to return to the 49ers. Samuel requested a trade and many thought San Francisco would trade the star receiver. There were teams lining up to trade for the versatile receiver, but the 49ers said he would remain with the team. My thoughts where we had seen the last of Samuel in a Niners uniform. There were some destinations that he would have been a great fit and made a splash also. Deebo Samuel signed a 3-year extension and it’s worth up to $73.5 million. The deal includes a total of $58.1 million of guaranteed money.

During the NFL draft in April, the Niners received some offers on Samuel but never got anything close to what it would have taken to move on from him. In the weeks that followed, Samuel slowly came back into the fold, attending the team’s mandatory, full-squad minicamp in June. Samuel then reported on time for the start of this year’s training camp. In signing Samuel, the 49ers retained their most productive offensive player. In 2021, Samuel, 26, coined the term “wide back” because of his ability to play receiver and running back. In his dual role, Samuel emerged as a unique offensive threat, becoming the first player since 1999 and third in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards, five receiving touchdowns and five rushing scores in the same season.

Deebo Samuel became the seventh receiver to sign a new deal more than $24 million. Before that, only DeAndre Hopkins could make that claim. Along the way, Samuel averaged a league-leading 18.2 yards per catch and 6.2 yards per carry while scoring a combined 14 touchdowns. His 1,770 yards from scrimmage ranked third in the NFL, and his eight rushing touchdowns were the most by a receiver in league history as he surged to All-Pro honors. In three NFL seasons, Samuel has 167 receptions for 2,598 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns to go with 550 rushing yards and 11 scores on the ground. He has played in 38 games, missing one in 2019 and 2021 and nine in 2020.

 

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