Kyle Shanahan: No trade offer for Deebo Samuel was “remotely close”

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The 49ers and receiver Deebo Samuel are currently at an impasse.

Samuel wants out. San Francisco has every intention of keeping him.

While the 49ers don’t want to part with a key offensive player, another factor is in San Francisco’s view, there hasn’t been a trade offer worth entertaining.

At his joint press conference with G.M. John Lynch following the conclusion of the draft’s third round, head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted he was surprised and a little disappointed by Samuel’s trade request. But Shanahan added it’s a part of the business.

“You’ll consider anything. You have a responsibility to help your organization the most you can,” Shanahan said. “But losing a player like Deebo, it’s hard to see how that helps your organization. So you try to look into all the aspects of it and what people are willing to do, and nothing was even remotely close to what we thought would be fair to us or fair for the Niners.”

Shanahan said he hasn’t talked with Samuel in a couple of weeks, but still feels like the receiver and the organization can work things out.

“We have a great relationship with Deebo,” Shanahan said. “I haven’t seen him a lot since the season ended. I think it’s a little bit easier when you’re dealing with people without screens and phones in front of you and what you guys read, whatever it is. Most of the world’s like that, I know my kids are. But I try not to get too caught up in it. You know somebody, they know you. And when there comes a time when it settles down — hopefully it’ll settle down more after this draft — and things get somewhat easier.

“But this isn’t someone that we just met. We’ve been with him for three years. I think we know him pretty well. He knows us pretty well. And things haven’t been the best over the last couple of months through outside perception. But I see that happen a lot in this league, especially in contract situations. So, you try not to overreact one way or the other on it. You try to be patient with it because emotions can get high with people, especially when you care about people and a lot is riding on it. But that’s what you’ve got to make sure you don’t react to. And you’ve got to make sure that when it’s all said and done, first and foremost, you do what’s right for the organization. And then second of all, you try to get a win-win for both sides.”

Shanahan declined to go into the details of why Samuel made his request or the specific issues the wideout has with the franchise.

“There’s lots of things that play into it,” Shanahan said. “I would love to share it all with everybody so people could understand more, but that’s really not right to Deebo, it’s not right to the 49ers. Hopefully, we can work this out and someday it’ll clear up for you guys.”

So at least for now, Samuel is still with San Francisco. Whether both sides will eventually be able to come up with a win-win remains to be seen.

21 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: No trade offer for Deebo Samuel was “remotely close”

  1. What? They overplayed their hand yet again??? Shanna/Lynch are so predictable. Gonna be a long season with two disgruntled players on offense. They get what they fully deserve.

  2. Deebo better be ready to preform at the highest level next season cause all eyes will be on him. Media, fans, and worst of all, the opposing teams defensive players.

  3. Aaron Rodgers and GB was in a similar situation last year.

    It’ll work out because Deebo doesn’t have options and the 49ers have been pretty professional all things considered.

  4. Another view: the 49ers opinion of Deebo isn’t remotely close to the NFL’s opinion of Deebo. Like any player, he’s worth what’s been offered. If you don’t accept the offer, he’s worth nothing since that’s what you’re getting. He’ll also be worth nothing if he doesn’t play.

  5. What was it— “We want 5 picks for Deebo?”— please, anything short of paying the man is just garbage out of your mouth. The 9ers don’t exactly have a good track record with keeping talent, they develop cheap and move on.. been the M.O. for years. Deebo will probably just get ridden into the ground (or injury..again) then get tagged and forced to stay. But he’s the greedy one?

  6. They wanted two 1s in a loaded Wideout class. What did they expect. Grabbing 2 cheap premium rookies or pay for a veteran who really only popped this year in an offense tailor made for him? I think Jets are happy they held firm

  7. Shanny playing NFL like a fiddle

    Lance in RPO with that LSU RB running downhill with that speed and having Deebo in motion on end arounds or fakes with Lance’s running ability and Kittle with Aiyuk threatening LB’s and Safety’s in run support. Stretching the field on verts and Juice or RBs leaking on misdirections and PA’s!?!?!!?
    Shanny is a SAVAGE

    Shanny bout to run shop on defences and put them in binds

  8. Glad. The compensation would be bonkers and the NFL money with QB’s and these WR’s is getting out of control.

  9. The Packers offered a bag of peanuts, two season tickets to the games and Jordan Love. That amounts to what they have left from the Rodgers deal. Based on their draft thus far i have them third in the division behind the Vikes and Lions. This is not a good football team.

  10. Hell who can blame any player for wanting out of Cali with that 10% state income tax rate they have, that’s a hell of a lot to just give away to the state with the money these guys are making, at $20mil/yr that’s $2mil just in state tax and then there’s the city and federal, between the 3 they’re giving half of their salary away so that $20mil turns into $10mil F-A-S-T!

  11. Shanny and Lynch are killing it

    Drake Jackson facing 1 on 1’s. While Bosa is being held (always) or double teamed.

    Lance in RPO with Sermon, Mitchell,Wilson,Hasty,and that fast RB out of LSU they drafted. Deebo on fake end arounds or not with Lance’s running ability sucking up LBs and Safetys to hit Aiyuk or Kittle over middle and the new drafted Danny Grey (fast AF)

    Shanny is a SAVAGE

  12. “We have a great relationship with Deebo,” Shanahan said


    Hahaha…Deebo wants out. You haven’t spoken to him in weeks. And you are actively trying to trade him.

    This is what you call a “great” relationship??

  13. Deebo is getting some bad advice. IF he doesn’t watch it, he could end up like Leveon Bell.

    Deebo is great in the Shanahan system, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll work out good for other teams. Combine that with the fact that Deebo want’s to be just a wide Receiver, and not a combo WR/RB, and his value drops even farther.

    The 49ers hold all the cards. If Deebo just decides to play his last year in SF, the SF wins….getting Deebo for another year at rookie prices. If Deebo holds out, he just screws himself.

  14. Just like selling your house – It’s worth whatever you can cash the check for, not what you imagined or what some broker told you they could get for it. In this the number is zero.

  15. Deebo is worth a lot to the Niners, but not as much to other teams, especially since he announced that he doesn’t want to be used as a dual-threat WR/RB.

  16. Shanahan said. “You’ve got a responsibility to help your organization the most you can, but there’s no player like Deebo.”

    Okaaaaaaay. So we should expect the Niners to top Hill’s contract?

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