According to a report from Nicholas McGee of ‘Team 33,’‘ The 49ers received multiple “Tyreek Hill/Davante Adams for Deebo Samuel” type offers prior to the draft.
They refused all.
I can’t say I blame them. It is good recorded how effective the 49ers were crime last year with Deebo in the fold. They are a less explosive team without him. That being said, any leverage they might have had prior to the draft in a “Davante Adams-style offer” was dropped shortly after AJ Brown signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension. la with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Think about it. The story surrounding Brown and Samuel is similar from a talent perspective. They are very different players, but both have experienced tremendous levels of success in just their first three years in the league. Both have a Pro-Bat nodded. Brown has 24 touchdowns in his career. Samuel has 21. Brown has been more stable in his first three years, but Samuel has reached a higher level of success than Brown.
While many believe Samuel is the better player now, Brown held that honor just a year ago. Brown is also a year younger and has only missed six games of his career so far. Deebo missed 11. What I mean is that Brown and Samuel should be judged relatively close together. Samuel has the edge in my opinion, but it comes close, and who knows if my tone would have changed had Samuel not been used as a defender in Kyle Shanahan’s offense last year. . Samuel declared him didn’t like the way he was used in the San Francisco offense in 2021, and his value drops without his skill being average. If he ONLY wants to be used as a receiver, he and Brown should be considered relatively equal.
Samuel’s kinship benefits are only exchanged for one- and the third round then signed a $25 million annual deal. That’s probably more than the 49 people wanted to pay Samuel. Nor was it close to the road the Chiefs had taken to Tireek Hill. Hill 28 years old, and still, the chief has for the first time, a second, and one Wednesday this year, as well as a Wednesday and a friday next year. The deal for Adams isn’t too hot, it’s just the first and second from the Raiders, but that was also before Hill re-established the broad receiver market at $30 million per year agreement.
The 49ers reported that it would take a “the king’s ransom“To get Deebo Samuel. One part and one third are not the king’s ransom. It’s a good run, but it’s not even what the Niners gave up for the third overall pick two years ago. Combine that with the fact that Deebo will be looking for $25 million every deal now that Brown establishes the market with Philadelphia, and you’ll be in a predicament if you’re the Niners GM John Lynch.
San Francisco has played poorly this season with the Jimmy Garoppolo situation. At this point, cutting him will be beneficial. At least it will open up some limited space. However, the Niners doubled their off-season stupidity with the way they handled it The Samuel Situation. If they trade with him before Brown gets traded, they will probably get more than that. If they paid him before Brown signed an extension, they would probably have him for much less. Instead, they didn’t and now they can’t trade Deebo for the first pick either. Hopefully this whole story will come to an end soon. Odell Beckham Jr claims he was “drinking tea” with the Deebo situation, so maybe it’ll be over sooner than we think.
If Samuel were to trade, we know it won’t be as much as the Niners would get if they made the trade just 24 hours ago.