49ers Coach Believes Deebo Samuel Contract Will Get Done
Will Deebo Samuel sign a new contract?
That’s one of the many storylines heading into the San Francisco 49ers training camp. Players report on Tuesday, July 26 and then the next day is the team’s first practice.
One of the biggest questions leading into training camp was whether or not wide receiver Deebo Samuel would get a new contract. Samuel requested a trade earlier in the year. A CBS Sports report at the time said the request came following “some displeasure surrounding his role within the offense.”
Samuel caught nearly 100 passes last season for just over 1,400 yards. He’s also in the last year of his rookie contract, and if a deal isn’t complete, he would be an unrestricted free agent following the end of this season.
Considering all that, Coach Shanahan isn’t worried. On Monday’s episode of The TK Show podcast on The Athletic, the 49ers coach was asked about the situation and responded by saying he experts the star receiver to be at camp.
“I think that’s going to take care of itself,” Shanahan told host Tim Kawakami. “The days of holding out and stuff are a little bit different now because players, regardless of what the team decides later, they always have to pay that back. That doesn’t make sense for those guys. … So I’d be surprised if that happens.”
Kyle Shanahan on Deebo Samuel: "I feel very confident that Deebo is going to be on our team this year and he's going to be here for many years after. I do believe he'll get a deal. I know that they're working on it right now."https://t.co/PZrLbR97c6
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) July 26, 2022
Samuel is hoping to join the collection of wide receivers who received massive paydays this offseason. Tyreek Hill leads that list as now the highest-paid receiver with his new team, the Miami Dolphins, at $30 million a year.
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