Deebo Samuel Contract Extension Asking Price Revealed

Larry Rupp
San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel's contract extension asking price has been revealed.
San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel's contract extension asking price has been revealed. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receivers including the likes of Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill have all cashed in on massive new deals this offseason. San Francisco 49ers standout Deebo Samuel could be next on the list after his extension asking price was revealed to be in the range of $25 million per year.

Deebo Samuel Extension

Samuel enters the 2022 season in the final year of his rookie contract and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2023. His asking price lines up with that of other big stars, but whether or not the 49ers are willing to commit to the South Carolina product for years to come is yet to be seen.

Of course, Samuel is coming off a breakout season in which he carried the 49ers' offense on his back. The 26-year-old posted a career-high 1,770 yards from scrimmage to go along with 14 touchdowns. He ultimately earned his first All-Pro nod after leading the league in yards per reception (18.2).

While the 49ers are strapped when it comes to available cap space, a trade of veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could save the team up to $25.5 million in 2022. That money would go a long way in getting contract negotiations started. After all, Samuel has been adamant that he wants to stay.

It'll be interesting to see if San Francisco's front office can get a deal done with Samuel before kickoff rolls around in Week 1. Letting a situation like this leak into the season has proven to be costly for teams before.

For now, the 49ers have odds set at +1500 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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