They rejected all of them.
I can’t say I blame them. It’s properly documented how environment friendly the 49ers offense was final 12 months with Deebo within the fold. They’re a far much less explosive team with out him. That being stated, any leverage they may have had previous to the draft in a “Davante Adams-type provide” acquired tossed out the window as quickly as A.J. Brown signed a 4-year, $100 million extension with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Give it some thought. The narrative round Brown and Samuel are related from a expertise perspective. They’re very completely different gamers, however they’ve each skilled immense ranges of success in simply their first three years within the league. Each have one Professional-Bowl nod. Brown has 24 profession touchdowns. Samuel has 21. Brown has been extra constant by way of his first three years, however Samuel has reached greater ranges of success than Brown.
Whereas many individuals consider Samuel is the higher participant proper now, Brown held that honor only one 12 months in the past. Brown can also be a 12 months youthful and has missed solely six video games in his profession to this point. Deebo has missed 11. What I’m making an attempt to say is that Brown and Samuel must be valued comparatively shut to 1 one other. Samuel will get the sting for my part, however it’s shut, and who is aware of if my tone would change had Samuel not been used as a halfback in Kyle Shanahan’s offense final 12 months. Samuel has claimed he didn’t like how he was utilized in San Francisco’s offense in 2021, and his worth drops with out his expertise at halfback. If he needs for use ONLY as a receiver, he and Brown must be checked out as relative equals.
Samuel’s relative equal was simply traded for a first- and third-rounder then signed a deal value $25 million yearly. That’s possible more cash than the 49ers wished to pay Samuel. It’s additionally nowhere near the haul the Chiefs acquired for Tyreek Hill. Hill is 28 years outdated, and nonetheless, the Chiefs acquired a primary, a second, and a fourth this 12 months, in addition to a fourth and a sixth subsequent 12 months. The deal for Adams wasn’t as nutty, only a first and a second from the Raiders, however that was additionally earlier than Hill reset the huge receiver market along with his $30 million per 12 months deal.
The 49ers have reportedly stated that it could take a “king’s ransom” to accumulate Deebo Samuel. A primary and a 3rd isn’t a king’s ransom. It’s a very good haul, however it’s not even what the Niners gave up for the third general decide two years in the past. Couple that with the truth that Deebo goes to be searching for a $25 million per deal now that Brown set the market with Philadelphia, and also you’ve acquired a sticky scenario if you happen to’re Niners GM John Lynch.
San Francisco has already performed this offseason poorly with the Jimmy Garoppolo scenario. At this level, slicing him could be useful. No less than it could open up some cap area. Nevertheless, the Niners doubled down on their offseason idiocy with how they’ve dealt with the Samuel scenario. In the event that they’d traded him earlier than Brown acquired traded, they possible would’ve gotten much more. In the event that they’d paid him earlier than Brown signed his extension, they possible would’ve had him for much much less. As an alternative, they’ve neither and now they’ll’t commerce Deebo for a first-round decide as properly. Hopefully this complete saga will come to an finish quickly. Odell Beckham Jr. claims he’s acquired “tea” on the Deebo scenario, so possibly it’s coming to an finish prior to we thought.