Deebo Samuel and the 49ers have reached an agreement on a 3-year, $73.5M contract with $58.1M guaranteed
Regarding Deebo Samuel’s contract, there won’t be any in-season controversy. According to sources Josina Anderson and the 49ers have reached an agreement on a three-year, $71.55 million extension (with a potential cap of $73.5 million), $58.1 million of which is guaranteed. Samuel will now rank among the highest-paid receivers in the league, along with Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, and Cooper Kupp, according to the agreement.
According to reports, Samuel asked for a trade-in in April after an outstanding 2021 campaign. After Samuel reported to training camp last week, the 49ers expressed confidence that they could come to an agreement with him. Samuel, 26, just had a season in which he caught 77 receptions for 1,402 yards while leading the NFL with average catch yardage of 18.2. He scored 14 touchdowns in all, including eight running touchdowns. Samuel helped San Francisco get to the NFC Championship Game by scoring two touchdowns in the postseason.
The 6-foot Samuel, who was selected with the 36th overall choice in the 2019 NFL Draft, amassed nearly 1,000 all-purpose yards in his first season while assisting the 49ers in winning the Super Bowl. He played just seven games in 2020 due to injuries before making a strong comeback in 2021. In his most recent annual player rankings, NFL Senior Writer Pete Prisco ranked Samuel as the 26th best player in the NFL.
In 2022, Samuel will be receiving the ball from a different quarterback. Trey Lance, the 49ers’ first-round choice in 2021, has been given control of the offense after largely sitting on the sidelines during his rookie season. One of the favorites to win the NFC this year is the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco will first need to get past a tough division that includes the reigning Super Bowl champion Rams, who defeated the 49ers in the conference championship game last year.