Deebo Samuel finally has the long-term contract he was seeking, as the San Francisco 49ers All-Pro wide receiver has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $73.5 million extension.
According to NFL.com, Samuel, who was entering the final season on his rookie deal, will receive $58.1m guaranteed.
The settlement ends a drama-filled offseason standoff between the 49ers and their dynamic playwright, who reportedly requested a trade in April. Both sides gradually worked out their issues and Samuel reported to June’s mandatory mini-camp as well as training camp, although he did not practice while his contractual status remained unresolved.
One of the NFL’s most unique talents, Samuel joined the former 49ers to become the only player in league history to surpass Roger Craig (1985) as the only player to have six or more runs and touchdowns and 1,000 in a season. set the record for more receiving yards than when he did so in 2021. The .26-year-old also set the NFL season record for a wide receiver with his eight fastest touchdowns.
The four-year veteran led the NFL in yards per reception (18.2) among players with at least 35 catches last season, while his 1,770 yards scored the third-highest in the league and the second-highest by a wide receiver. was total. franchise history, behind only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice’s 1,884 in 1995.
Samuel’s new deal is similar to the three-year, $72m extension awarded to Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf earlier this week. Metcalf’s contract reportedly included $58.2 million in guaranteed money.