Deebo Samuel has asked the 49ers for trade

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Yes, the 49ers and Deebo Samuel are on the outs.

Samuel tells Jeff Darlington of ESPN.com that he has asked the 49ers to trade him.

The All-Pro receiver declined to discuss the reasons behind the request. However, he has informed the team of his wishes.

Samuel is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He’s in line for a major new deal. The physical style with which he plays makes him more valuable — and it makes getting paid even more critical.

Apparently, someone else will be doing it. Unless, of course, the 49ers deny the request, informing Samuel to play for them or to play for no one.

That attitude used to work. In recent years, however, more teams have become more willing to move on from unhappy players. Whatever the reason, Deebo is unhappy. Whether the 49ers will give him what he wants remains to be seen.

52 responses to “Deebo Samuel has asked the 49ers for trade

  1. Fairly sure the Packers wouldn’t give up something similar to what they got for Adams to get him, but he’d sure make a difference there. I’d see the Jets giving up some good picks, then destroying Deebo by over using him as the only talented player on the team.

  2. shanahan will find ways to move the ball and score.
    deebo is still an awesome player, but 9ers don’t need to rely on wr handoffs to win games.

  3. Wow NFL recievers have lost their minds. They all think they should be getting All-Pro QB money. Dude you might get 15 to 20 touches a game.

  4. If the NFL had unlimited salary cap, he would mostly likely be a Dolphin, with McDaniel.

  5. This erases any doubts about Lance starting. Deebo doesn’t want to play in a wishbone offense and get injured and miss out on that big contract.

  6. These initial rookie contracts should be for 3 years only, and I’m blaming the players union for not making it happen

  7. There goes your most reliable weapon, 9er fans. But hey, at least you have that untested QB.

  8. Send him to Detroit. After half a season there that offer he turned down from the Niners will look pretty good to him.

  9. As a 49er ,This is bad news . But on the other hand , I really like the Treylon Burks kid out of Arkansas. He’d fit right in with Coach Kyle system.

  10. Chiefs and Saints make the most sense. Bears, Lions, and Commanders come to mind as well. Packers might make sense if they had the cap space to pay him what he wants.

  11. From the reports it seemed like the Niners were willing to pay him whatever. Not sure what the disconnect is but this isn’t necessarily a good look for him. I’m all for getting paid but scrubbing a team from your social media and then requesting a trade doesn’t seem like the adult way to get business done. Whoever trades for him definitely won’t be using him like the Niners did.

  12. He would be welcomed on the Seahawk’s roster, but reality of the Cap would prohibit him & DK being on the roster at the same time. I’m hoping this results in DeeBo ending up outside the NFCW. Selfish of me, I am aware.

  13. Apparently the 49ers want to pay him as a top flight running back rather than a top flight receiver! Deebo is a hybrid that does both well and deserves to be paid first as a top flight receiver and at least a second tier running back second! Maybe pay the man as a receiver first and add a bonus for rushing yards may convince him to stay?

  14. Much better choice than Jarvis Landry for the saints, and they have the draft picks to trade for him.

  15. According to Over The Cap, the 9ers have only $166,532 in cap space — last in the league by far. They’re going to have to cut Jimmy G or renegotiate dozens of contracts just to acquire enough funds to cover their draft picks. Worst job in the world today: Cap Manager, San Francisco 49ers.

  16. 9ers should pluck Giants, Jets, Lions, Texans for draft capital. Deebo will fade to obscurity on teams with no talent or established QB. WR can be game changers but they do not take teams to playoffs.

  17. nosurrender says:
    April 20, 2022 at 1:11 pm
    These initial rookie contracts should be for 3 years only, and I’m blaming the players union for not making it happen

    The players union also represents the players who underperform their contracts and are very happy with that 4th year. And there are much more of those than the few Deebo Samuels

  18. Deebo is getting bad advice from his agent. He’s had 1 good and 1 great season, then a couple of seasons of injury.

    Trade him now and get all the picks you can!!!

  19. AJ Brown is becoming a headache as well, how about a Samuel / Brown straight-up swap?

  20. a WR is never the make or break piece on a football team, trade him if he’s unhappy

  21. Anyone calling Deebo a diva has never watched a 49ers game. Deebo gave his heart and soul, sacrificed his body for the 49ers. The 49ers have made some head scratchers lately, letting Buckner go to keep Armstead and draft Kinlaw, multiple first rounders for North Dakota State one year starter Trey Lance, and now getting to this point with Deebo.

  22. A head coach that approaches his players as if they are equal and replaceable pieces. The bay area is not surprised.

  23. Someone is salivating and will overpay. This is the mindset of young, NFL receivers.

  24. When he left his private meeting with BB in spring of 2019, he said “see you soon!”. Well, maybe it will be later rather than the sooner it appeared back then.

    It all depends how irrational his asking price is.

  25. “AJ Brown is becoming a headache as well, how about a Samuel / Brown straight-up swap?”

    I’m not sure you understand why people don’t want headaches

  26. If he is willing to take a paycut to get a ring he should come to New England.

  27. Deebo is far from a headache or a diva, This is just the business side of football. He’s probably frustrated with Paraag pinching the York’s pennies and is checking out of The Bay.

  28. Trade Deebo to the Houston Texans. He’ll find out quickly how good he had it with the Niners.

  29. With the SF wear-and-tear, he’s smart to ask for a trade. Getting smashed on a rookie deal is just getting chewed up and spit out.

  30. He is a gadget player who is coming due for a major injury. Some dumb team will pay him though. Sounds like a move the Lions would make.

  31. Don’t even think it,…. GB is not in play.
    WR salaries are out of control,… and GB would rather develop a couple high level rookies. The salary cap situation dictates it.

  32. Really could see the Eagles giving up one of their picks and shipping Reger to the 49ers. howie loves being a mover and shaker.

  33. MileHighMystique says:
    April 20, 2022 at 1:44 pm
    9ers should pluck Giants, Jets, Lions, Texans for draft capital. Deebo will fade to obscurity on teams with no talent or established QB. WR can be game changers but they do not take teams to playoffs
    ——–
    The best season ever by a wr was part of a super bowl winning team this past season. And he was a HUGE reason why they won.

  34. to chawk 12th man your team traded away a top 5 QB DeeBo and all the other wide receivers won’t help you now

  35. WRs are so whacked. Do they realize they becoming a dime a dozen? Not hard to find them

  36. Jags have become quite the home-wrecker this offseason. Trail of broken marriages: Packers, Chiefs, 9ers, Titans?

  37. This is great. I hope Kittle wants to be traded next. I would love to see Clara toothless.

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