After wide receiver Deebo Samuel publicly asked for a trade, he changed his mind and signed a three-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers.
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On Sunday, the NFL Network learned the star player received a deal totaling $71.55 million, of which $58.1 million is guaranteed.
In the spring, Samuel could have announced loud and clear that he no longer wanted to be a member of the “Niners”. However, in May general manager John Lynch said his goal was still to convince the 26-year-old athlete to stay with the team.
“I think we can find a way to solve this and we hope so because we know what it means for our organization. […] He makes us better. I think we’re doing better. We hope to do things well and move forward,” the DG said at the time.
Samuel was spectacular last season, catching 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games. The second-round pick (36th overall) in the 2019 draft also ran 59 times for 365 yards and eight majors.