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A three-year, $71.55 million contract agreement between Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers has reportedly been reached. The contract extension could eventually be valued at up to $73.5 million. With the addition of the new year, Samuel’s average yearly income would fall between $23.85 million and $24.5 million.
In 2022, the last year of his rookie contract, Samuel will get a base salary of $3.87 million. If we only consider the money from his extension, where does Samuel currently stand in terms of average income among 49ers players? When the 49ers cut quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the roster, he will move up to the No. 1 position.
When it comes to money that is guaranteed, Samuel comes in second. His new contract allegedly has a $58.1 million guarantee. Garoppolo, who signed a five-year contract with the 49ers in 2018, is the only player in team history to have gotten more guaranteed money.
What do 49ers WR Deebo Samuel’s prospective extension mean in light of Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf’s recent contract deal?
D.K. Metcalf, a standout wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, finally obtained his long-term contract extension. He received a three-year, $72 million agreement with $58.2 million guaranteed, as well as the largest signing bonus in NFL history of $30 million.
Deebo Samuel’s contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers is now official, as the two parties have reportedly been in constant communication over the previous few weeks, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
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There are three particular situations in a slew of significant wide receiver deals this offseason that could be the deciding element in Samuel’s contract negotiations: A.J. Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles, Terry McLaurin of the Washington Commanders, and now D.K. Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks are all wide receivers.
The terms of each receiver’s contract are listed below:
- Four years, $100 million, $57 guaranteed, $23.2 million in signing bonus, and $40 guaranteed at signing for A.J. Brown.
- Terry McLaurin: $34.6 million guaranteed at signing, three years, $71 million, $53.2 million guaranteed, $28 million signing bonus.
- D.K. Metcalf: $31 million guaranteed at signing, $30 million signing bonus, three years, $72 million, $58.2 million guaranteed.
You can see that Metcalf slightly outperformed McLaurin in almost every significant wide receiver statistic, including average annual value, money guaranteed, and signing bonus. Now that all three transactions have been concluded, I anticipate Deebo Samuel to do the same.
The absence of a five-year extension has been a fascinating pattern with the four wide receivers selected in the second round. It appears players prefer to enter the open market sooner rather than later because the wide receiver is currently not regarded as a “premium” position due to the steady flow of talent from the NFL Draft and because a new television agreement that begins in 2023 should lead the salary cap to jump.
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Deebo Samuel, the oldest of the aforementioned receivers at 26 years old, is expected to sign a three-year extension. Otherwise, the top receiver for the 49ers will enter the open market once more in his age-29 season, perhaps putting himself up for another huge contract.
My estimate for a Deebo Samuel contract is as follows: three years, $75–78 million, with $65-70 million guaranteed, a signing bonus of $25–31 million, and $43–48 million in guaranteed sums (which would include his signing bonus, 2022 salary, and 2023 salary).