As most of the high large receivers within the NFL cashed in on massive cash offers this offseason, one of many breakout stars of the 2021 season was left ready on his payday as camp started final week.
San Francisco 49ers do-it-all receiver (and generally operating again) piled up 77 catches for 1,405 yards and 6 touchdowns, main the leads in yards per reception, whereas additionally carrying the ball 59 instances for 365 yards and eight touchdowns, as he did a little bit of all the things for Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Samuel’s breakout meant he was getting into a contract yr with only one season of elite manufacturing (though he was extremely productive as a rookie) however with the plain abilities to be the point of interest of an excellent group.
As such, the 2 sides labored for months to determine the place his market worth was, with rising receiver contracts contributing to the divide, however on Sunday evening after every week of a “hold-in” the place Samuel labored out on his personal away from the group at camp, a deal bought achieved. Samuel will get a three-year extension price just below $72 million, with a assure of $58.1 million.
The #49ers and star weapon Deebo Samuel labored for months and get it achieved. He lands an enormous deal — 3 yr extension price $73.5M max and $71.55M whole. The assure is $58.1M. He’ll be 29 years previous getting into the final yr of his cope with the potential for one more huge one.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2022
49ers are giving Deebo Samuel a three-year,$71.55 million extension, together with $58.1 million assured, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2022
That’s in regards to the identical extension that DK Metcalf simply bought in Seattle, which positions Samuel as one of many high paid receivers, however nonetheless simply shy of absolutely the high contracts. If Samuel continues to supply on the identical degree as final yr, it’s an underpay on the Niners facet, however they had been clearly not desirous to pay him record-breaking cash coming off a breakout yr, in case he takes a little bit of a step again when it comes to manufacturing subsequent yr. In any case, either side shall be comfortable a deal is finished, with Samuel understandably desirous to capitalize off an enormous season and never desirous to threat an damage subsequent yr that may diminish his worth on the free agent market, whereas the Niners lock up their most vital offensive weapon for just a few extra years.