Jets, Lions, Packers reportedly interested in Deebo Samuel

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It’s unclear whether the 49ers will trade receiver Deebo Samuel. It’s a little more clear as to where he could be traded.

Multiple reports that emerged on Friday indicated that the Jets, Packers, and Lions have shown interest in making the trade. Regardless of the source, the fact that the same trio of teams was leaked to both ESPN and NFL Network strongly suggests that it’s the same person spreading the info. Usually in such situations, it’s coming from the agent. If it comes from the team, it suggests that the team is at least thinking about making the move.

It’s surprising that the list isn’t longer, frankly. This is an All-Pro receiver, one of the best in the league. A dual-threat weapon who can create havoc with the ball in his hands.

It’s hard to imagine the 49ers trading him to the Packers, for the same reason it was hard to imagine the Packers trading Aaron Rodgers to the 49ers. While not in the same division, they’re rivals whose paths cross in the postseason from time to time — including twice in the past three years.

The Lions make sense because Samuel’s mindset fits the attitude coach Dan Campbell is trying to create within the locker room. If Samuel would willingly choose Detroit (even without no-trade clauses, players seem to have more power in this regard than ever), it would be a huge coup for the Lions.

The Jets continue to make the most sense, given the multiple connections to the San Francisco coaching staff and the fact that the Jets were ready to trade for Tyreek Hill. They need weapons for quarterback Zach Wilson. Samuel would go a long way toward filling that need.

Other teams could make the move. Some teams (such as the Patriots) could be involved with the express understanding that their name not be mentioned as being involved.

Again, the 49ers should want to keep any potential trade under wraps until the first-round pick they’d be getting in 2022 is ready to be made. That eliminates any chance of getting leapfrogged for the guy they want, once other teams see that the 49ers are holding a given spot on the draft board.

We’ll know more in five days, when the draft gets going. It’s entirely possible that we’ll officially find out about a Samuel trade when the Commissioner walks to the podium, gets booed, and then announces that the 49ers are now on the clock.

78 responses to “Jets, Lions, Packers reportedly interested in Deebo Samuel

  1. It’s kind of a shock to see my beloved Lions being mentioned as anything other than the losing team on any given Sunday. Perhaps the stench of Quinntricia is finally starting to subside.

  2. Jets are desperate so let’s take the 10th and their other pick in the 30’s

    Lions better be offering their pick in top 10 and the Lambs 1st round pick from the Goff deal

    If Green Bay is offering the Raiders 1st from the Adams deal and their 1st
    along with a 3rd. Then maybe……..

    Get your picks up Eagles, Dallas,etc

    Lynch and Shanny better Hustle these teams.

    Im a huge Deebo fan and I want him to stay in red and gold but, just because he said trade him. Doesn’t mean we have to give him away. Teams can’t find his talent on the clearance aisle. Pay up 9ERS for Deebos services or interested trade partners have to pay up

  3. Deebo to the Packers makes a lot of sense, however this wouldn’t make me very happy being a Bears fan.

  4. It’s surprising that the list isn’t longer, frankly. This is an All-Pro receiver, one of the best in the league. A dual-threat weapon who can create havoc with the ball in his hands.
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    Well right now its unknown whether Samuel actually had an issue with his role, if he does have an issue hes no longer a dual threat weapon. That’s not to say hes not good but it definitely takes away value and then when you add in that hes only had 1 productive season it’s not a stretch

  5. bay49er707faithful says:

    April 23, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Jets are desperate so let’s take the 10th and their other pick in the 30’s

    Lions better be offering their pick in top 10 and the Lambs 1st round pick from the Goff deal

    If Green Bay is offering the Raiders 1st from the Adams deal and their 1st
    along with a 3rd. Then maybe……..

    Get your picks up Eagles, Dallas,etc

    Lynch and Shanny better Hustle these teams.

    Im a huge Deebo fan and I want him to stay in red and gold but, just because he said trade him. Doesn’t mean we have to give him away. Teams can’t find his talent on the clearance aisle. Pay up 9ERS for Deebos services or interested trade partners have to pay up
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    Lol so you think Deebo is worth more in picks than Adams or Hill? And that hes worth the 2nd pick plus? Lol 49ers would have to add to Samuel to get pick 2 in the draft. Take the homer glasses off kid

  6. Why is it far fetched to trade Samuel to the Packers but a potential Metcalf to the Packers was not met with the same indifference? If they pony up I believe either are more than possible.

  7. Same agent represents Deebo, AJ Brown and DK Metcalf

    Coincidence that all 3 have had their respective franchises have “HAD” to come out and say they are not trading their star WRs this off season??

    Coincidence that both AJ Brown and Deebo scrubbed their social of their respective team and discredit their affinity for their teams???

    It’s the agent stirring up media and fan base drama so his clients can get paid. Nothing wrong with that

    The only problem is that he’s pitting client vs client to set new market value and neither one of the 3 WRs want to sign 1sy now because, the other 2 will use his contract as the bench mark and surpass his deal.

  8. GB, NO and hell no. They’re too cheap. No way is SF going to trade him to the cheeseheads. Two 1st rounds of 22 & 28, whoopie? Seriously. That “reporting” is puse BS.

  9. Zach Wilson is most likely not going to be a good quarterback and is probably a bust therefore it’s a waste to spend draft capital getting a receiver for him as opposed to drafting one.

    The the Jets should save their draft capital for drafting a quarterback next year.

    You don’t build around a bust

  10. I’m not surprised that ‘the list is short.’ Seems there were 3-5 teams willing to pay Devante and Tyreek that kind of money and Deebo’s gonna want the same. It’s a lot of cap to blow on a receiver

  11. It depends on what Deebo really wants. If he’s after the money, he could end up in New York or Detroit. If it’s a championship he’s after, it could be Green Bay.

  12. The Ravens needs a WR1 desperately. Brown and Andrews can’t do it all. I’m shocked the Ravens aren’t in the hunt.

  13. The Packers ??? I seriously doubt it. Sure he’d be a great addition,… but at what cost ? I doubt they want to trade for a player threatening to hold out over a contract negotiation. If they did,… it would be a 1 year rental,.. and that’s not good business. Samuel is going to want $20+ mil/yr.

  14. Keep in mind a just a few years ago he had a serious injury. Has come back strong but all the hits he is taking playing rb and receiver may shorten his career. That’s why the list isn’t long. That said, I take the lions over the jets any day of the week and twice on Sunday

  15. Don’t do it GB. You can get a couple of receivers next week with a lot fewer miles on them, not to mention heads that aren’t so swollen.

  16. Look for the Packers to make a heavy run at Deebo, Lord knows they’ve incurred heavy losses and they need him in the worst way.

  17. Sometimes a player reaches a point when they become toxic. NFL history is littered with those guys.

  18. I think the list of interested teams IS longer. Whether those teams realistically can make it work is another issue. I believe Dallas would be interested, but I don’t see how they would be able to pay him given that they just had to jettison Amari Cooper, essentially for cap purposes. I could see KC possibly being interested, but again, they just dealt Tyreek Hill for similar reasons. I would think Washington would have interest. Could they make it work? Not sure. No doubt I am missing a bunch of other teams that would love to have him, but may not have the ability to piece the puzzle together.

  19. Jets, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Jaguars, Texans, Saints, Falcons, Patriots, Seahawks, Rams, Chiefs, Cowboys, Bengals, Cardinals, Vikings, Giants, Commanders, Bills, and Eagles reportedly interested in Deebo Samuel.

  20. I’d trade Deboo in a heartbeat for anything in the first round. No doubt he’s dynamic but his value is reduced because of the $$$ he wants, his injury history and not so professional negotiating skills.

  21. If I’m Gutekunst the MOST I trade is their own 1st and 2nd while they keep the higher Raiders picks. Good player, the way he’s used risks injury and then they’d have to pay the man. Otherwise, GB keeps the locks and gets 5 draft choices in the first 59 picks.

    In Gutey we trust.

  22. The list isn’t longer becauase teams aren’t dumb enough like the ones listed to overpay for the draft pick or picks and the price Samuel thinks he is entitled to.

    20 mil per and a 1st rd pick is a ludicrous price to pay.

  23. Go away A A Ron says:
    April 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm
    Surprised the Packers are not all over this – you could have an impact player right away coming into camp. Deebo Samuel is an awesome WR and would be a great addition to mentor the younger WR corps.

    Green Bay doesn’t have the cajones to pull it off. They need an experienced WR and Deebo fits the bill. He said he doesn’t want to be a WR/RB, Green Bay has two above average RBs so promlem solved there……whadda waiting for GB?

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    I posted this a couple of days ago in another thread. Question is will the Packers do it. With the departure of Adams it only makes sense but given Green Bays history with FAs I doubt it will happen. If there was anytime A A Ron should be vocal it should be now – but as past history has also shown management will not give A A Ron the one tool he needs that could put the Packers over the top to win a Super.

  24. I would say the trade would be announced lonnnnnng after the #1 pick, but you never know when another Trent Baalke thunderbolt of genius may strike again!

  25. the list probably isnt longer because he doesnt want to be used like he was last year. Just wants to be paid that way.

  26. Deebo has screwed himself. This isn’t about money. Deebo told the Niners not to even make an offer. Deebo wants to be treated like a regular WR, but he will soon find out that his value is as a double-threat RB/WR, and any team that wants him will want to use his as a double threat.

    Draft day is going to be exciting.

  27. Deebo has one great year. Not surprisingly, it was in a year he had hoped to get a new contract. Why would any team give up the draft capital and money to an injury prone, immature player, who lacks character? After he gets paid, he’ll be in street clothes and lose his motivation to play after stubbing his toe. Let Clara keep him.

  28. “The Lions make sense because Samuel’s mindset fits the attitude coach Dan Campbell is trying to create within the locker room.”

    Which mindset is that? The one that suddenly quits on a team when he feels like something different? Maybe the one where he doesn’t want to run as well as catch the ball?

    If you sign a guy, you might get his best but you also get his worst.

  29. Seahawks shouldn’t worry about trading Metcalf in conference; they stink and aren’t in the position to worry about making a competitor stronger. That roster is Lions like, they are destined for the cellar for years to come and everyone knows it.

  30. It would be a great pickup for the Lions…offer the 34th and 97th and like swap 4th rounders for next year and let’s get er done

  31. Packers fans are so delusional thinking they will find a replacement for Adams via the draft. Not everyone is Justin Jefferson pick. How many times will A A Ron give the stink eye to the Rook who ran the wrong route? Moreover the Packers are what like 0-4 against the 9ers in the play-offs? This Deebo cat was the same guy who on a critical 3rd down run pretty much sealed the fate of the Packer last year in Packer Weather on the road.

    Don’t give the farm away but jeezzz make a reasonable offer. Yes one player can make a difference and that player would be Deebo Samuel. Although not as good as Adams pretty darn solid replacement for him. Tough physical smart – perfect for ya all Green Bay Weather games.

  32. With the Packers this is an ongoing bad joke played on the fans. First, the Packers will not pay the kind of money he would want. Second they have two running backs and two or three slot receivers so that would make zero sense to give up picks for someone you dont really need. Third Debo wants to be paid in money something the pack are reluctant to do and why they always loose a lot of talent, no money.

  33. The Pack let Adams go due to money, so how do they afford Debo? Peanuts? Please not happening and never was

  34. I know this is going to stir up all the haters, but I’m surprised at many people are interested. He reminds me a lot of Cordarrelle Patterson, except he’s a better receiver. But the biggest difference is that the 49ers were willing to create plays in a section of the offense just for him. And that is a big commitment, to teach and practice all this for one player. If you build so much of your offense around one player and he gets injured, not too many people can step in. That’s why they are willing to let him go. These players that “don’t fit the mold” rarely have multiple good seasons or big contracts. I know many of you will disagree. It’s a free country

  35. GB needs to be careful trading away picks plus a 20m cap hit no thanks draft the cheap kids for 5years of cap relief draft WR – Olave HE IS PRO READY AND WILL BE A GREAT ONE .

  36. I’d rather see the Packers get Metcalf.

    Man, that would be awesome… excuse me I need to change my jeans.

  37. While there are worse things the Lions could do, giving up 1 of their firsts and making him a top paid WR, would be on the list of bad. The need to draft their way in, and instill the right character and attitude along the way. Besides, I’m also in the camp of people who think the combination of his injury, usage, ego, demands, and pay requirements all point to too high of a risk for the new team.
    Hard pass

  38. Deebo wants to be the highest paid non-QB in the NFL. Wants more than what Adams is getting but GB wouldn’t pay Adams, who unlike Samuel, is a legit, elite WR. Samuel had 1 good year but he is worthy of being the highest paid WR?

  39. I don’t get the logic behind a Pack trade. If they wanted an All-Pro WR at $30M/yr why not just keep Adams? Gutey’s personnel strategy seems to shift every day like a flag blowing in the wind.

  40. JD has done a really solid job this offseason and with our capital we should get this one done. I’d give up the 10th and something substantial next year as well. He changes our offense, doe the better, entirely AND he already knows it.

  41. Between the draft capital and the contract Detroit should pass. Better off drafting a reciever.

  42. Minnesota, please. Anything to give us a chip, chair and a chance at competing with the Packers. It will take a ton more than Deebo, though.

  43. I don’t think Samuel is better than Tyreek Hill. I know somebody up the list said he’s going to want $20M. I think he’s going to want $30M or more. Last time I checked that’s QB money and a team has to put three WRs on the field, some times four, some times with a big TE. If it were me I would pay Kelce and not Samuel.

  44. hawk986 says:
    April 23, 2022 at 9:49 am
    It depends on what Deebo really wants. If he’s after the money, he could end up in New York or Detroit. If it’s a championship he’s after, it could be Green Bay.
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    The most he could do is sign a contract extension, which wouldn’t pay him until his rookie contract was up. Many teams could make plans to sign him and free up space two years down the road. Green Bay and Championship? They can’t make it even with Aaron Rodgers performing at the MVP level. Their team hasn’t gotten more talent in the off-season and you still have to hope there is not even the slightest decline in Aaron’s performance.

  45. If true, Detroit has the ammo to do it. Would be something else to see them pull it off though.

  46. Being interested and being willing to give up the multiple high picks it will take to get him are two different things.

  47. bay49er707faithful says:
    April 23, 2022 at 9:11 am
    Jets are desperate so let’s take the 10th and their other pick in the 30’s
    ==========================================

    Unlikely to happen. If Samuel is a good as you say, 10 and 34 is not overpaying. Whatyou have left out is Joe Douglas will not rent Samuel for one year and there is no way on earth they will give him a contract like top WRs have gotten so far this year.

    People need to pay attention to how Douglas operates and although they have not become winners yet, he has proven he will not mortgage the future when they are a far from being contenders as they are. If they were one or two wins from being an SB contender maybe, but they aren’t and Douglas knows that better than anyone.

    Evidence of the last two years shows it is quite foolish to assume this Jets management is like what they’ve had for a long time.

  48. Someone needs to pay him. I’d hate to see the Packers get him but it’s the best landing spot for his football career.

  49. If Deebo gets his choice… I don’t think he is going to want to go to a team in the middle of nowhere like Packers. Not to mention their QB could retire any of these years.

  50. ariani1985 says:
    April 23, 2022 at 10:07 am
    Obviously he doesn’t want to win a championship

    ———

    You are the resident expert on not winning a championship

  51. “I don’t get the logic behind a Pack trade. If they wanted an All-Pro WR at $30M/yr why not just keep Adams? ”

    The Packers did make that offer to Adams, but he wanted out of Green Bay. Adams is smart. He saw how both he and Rodgers had an MVP-type of year last year, and they were one and done in the playoffs.

  52. Can’t believe the Chiefs don’t want to give up their lowly firsts for him. Guess they don’t want to be SB Champs when they host the draft next year. Deebo can get you there, picks 29 and 30 are big question marks. Wake up KC!

  53. This kind of reminds me of Leveon Bell in Pittsburgh where you have a unique role in an offense that deploys a player in a way he probably won’t be used anywhere else. Deebo is more valuable to the 49’ers than any other team because of the scheme there. He’s a good wide receiver but not elite. If he plays somewhere else and isn’t used the same way his production will drop significantly. Unless you’re going to change your offense it doesn’t make sense to pay him a top wr contract and give up a ton of draft capital in a trade. Throw in the possibility that he wants out because of the scheme using him as a RB that’s been reported and I don’t think it would be a good move to trade for him.

  54. Well if he goes to the Jets or Lions then he may get the payday he’s looking for but he probably wouldn’t play another snap of meaningful football for the rest of his career.

  55. They will trade him to the highest bidder regardless of team or conference. If they do trade him, that means they are in full rebuilding mode and who their opponents are makes no difference.

  56. Packers don’t win deals with more than one bidder, so that rules them out. I’m guessing Deebo wouldn’t mind reuniting with Robert Salah, and NY is closer to Carolina than Detroit, so Jets are the favorite. If SF is willing to let him go.

  57. He isn’t going to the Pack, they don’t have the cap. He will end up in purgatory with either the Jets or Lions.

  58. So what? The Lions have Plenty of high draft picks.
    Trade him to Detroit and that will stop this madness.

  59. If I’m GB, I get this guy, he’ll have a hell of a ya year with Rodgers then it’d their turn to franchise tag him and get a couple of first’s if he wants stupid money…. 1st and a 3rd and nothing else, meaning no contract extension yet.

  60. So many wide receivers in the draft who will cost nothing for a couple years. No think you for Deebo.

  61. How about the Vikes trade Cousins and a 1st round pick to the 49ers? Get rid of a journeyman QB and bring in Deebo who will soak more cash and will not be in the league in 2 years.

  62. It doesn’t matter which players either team will get…drafts, free agents, trades, etc….because the results will be per-usual.

  63. I’m surprised Carolina isn’t on this list. It sounds like that’s where Deebo wants to go. He wants to be close to his family.

    If the Lions land Deebo, he’s make a huge difference in their offense. But I don’t think he’d be willing to go to Detroit. This season will be another burner/rebuilding year for the Lions. Until they fix their defense they won’t be contenders. I don’t think Deebo wants to be a part of that rebuilding process.

  64. with the ability to draft a top tier WR – I’m not giving SF the #10 AND then pay Deebo +20m/yr……doesn’t make sense

  65. Just like Wallar, we don’t need him in Wisconson!!! We are stacked to the gills with talent already

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