John Lynch: We’re proud to move forward with Deebo Samuel as a foundational piece

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The 49ers have officially gotten receiver Deebo Samuel under contract on his new deal, with the club announcing the three-year extension on Monday.

“We are overjoyed to have come together with Deebo to keep him with the 49ers for years to come,” General Manager John Lynch said in a statement released by the team. “Deebo has the rare ability to not only play at a unique level but to inspire his teammates with the way he plays. He is a special player that embodies ‘will meeting skill.’ We’re proud to move forward with him as an integral leader and foundational piece of our team.”

Samuel emerged as a dual-threat receiver and running back last season. He led the league at 18.2 yards per reception, registering 77 catches for 1,405 yards with six touchdowns. He also took 59 carries for 365 yards with eight touchdowns.

He is set to make $71.55 million on the extension with a maximum value of $73.5 million. There’s $41 million fully guaranteed at signing.

5 responses to “John Lynch: We’re proud to move forward with Deebo Samuel as a foundational piece

  1. I never thought Deebo would be off the 49ers. Him leaving the team didn’t make sense. There was never any friction or bad blood between he and the team and he was always a high character teammate. I thought from the start Deebo’s request for trade and the social media drama he drummed up was all about jacking up the value of his contract, and not about wanting to leave the team. I’m glad they got the extension done and that Deebo is getting paid what he’s worth.

  2. Gives them a three year window after signing Bosa next year to a record deal and assuming they extend Lance after year 4. By then Bosa’s cap hit will look much more reasonable.

  3. Deebo didn’t like his role last year. Not being utilized solely as a WR doesn’t sit well with Diva’s.

  4. He showed you all how much he considered himself foundational. He was ready to blow up the foundation.

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