What once seemed like a pipe dream is suddenly building towards reality.
The NFL rumor mill is churning with the possibility of a Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers trade following an insider’s latest bombshell.
With it in the air, the New York Jets lurk quietly in the bushes.
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So you’re saying there’s a chance?
Matt Maiocco covers the 49ers for NBC Sports Bay Area and he spoke recently on the possibility of a Samuel swap on his 49ers Talk podcast:
“Kyle Shanahan has said they will listen to any and every team that is willing to talk about the trade. They are willing to trade anyone for the right price.”
He said, “I doubt” the 49ers are actively buying from him and calling other teams and saying, “Hey, come on, get this guy,” but he said, “If a team wants Deebo Samuel, I mean, they have them.” San Francisco phone number.”
The 26-year-old enters the final year of his rookie contract in 2022 with a $4.9 million cap hit.
According to Spotrac’s market value projections, Samuel could land a new deal that will net him $22.4 million per season on a multi-year deal. That number would make him the fifth highest paid wideout in football.
However, it looks like Samuel wants even more money.
one of his friends posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: “If it’s not $25 million a year, we don’t want it.”
Samuel liked the post and commented an eye emoji.
Time to pull the trigger
If the Jets were willing to trade for Tyreek Hill, drop some good tips and give him a brand new contract extension that would have made him the highest-paid wide receiver in football, what do you think they would do for Samuel?
No employee knows him better than the combination of Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur.
While Samuel doesn’t have the same resume as Hill, he brings versatility and youth, and the staff know him incredibly well.
If the 49ers are truly willing to listen to offers, no other team can offer the same combination of advantages as the Jets.
San Francisco is seriously lacking in draft assets as the first pick comes in the second round at No. 61 overall.
All told, they have nine picks, but the quality is lacking as six of them come on day three of the 2022 NFL draft.
Samuel could deliver a blockbuster package of picks and cap relief when his current and future deals come off the books.
While the Jets would land the No. 1 wide receiver, they’ve been desperate for this offseason to help Zach Wilson.
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