49ers, Deebo Samuel Agree To Three-Year Contract Extension
DK Metcalf just signed a three-year extension three days ago. If nothing else, it served as a framework to a deal for the 49ers and Deebo Samuel. Well, just like that we have a new contract for Deebo. The former second round pick out of South Carolina has signed a new contract extension worth $71.55 million over the next three years.
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:
This is a good deal for both the player and the organization. This contract takes Deebo through his age 29 season. Obviously, the years you want to retain your star player for. Deebo also gets a big pay day over the next three years. I wouldn’t exactly call this new contract chump change. Randy Moss, Chad Johnson, and all the older great receivers have to be pissed the way this new generation is being paid.
The 49ers wide out is one of the truly great weapons in the league. Deebo is the only player in league history with 1,400 Rec yds & 300 Rush yds in a season. His eight rushing touchdowns are also the most in a single season for any wide receiver. Deebo also led the NFL with 18.2 yards per reception. The guy is truly one of the game’s great unicorns.
Of course, Deebo Samuel wouldn’t be a 49er if I had just been hired as a general manager. Deebo is one of my great scouting success stories as I ranked him as the top WR in the 2019 NFL Draft. Deebo was taken behind Marquise Brown and N’Keal Harry in that draft class. When is a team going to hire me? Isn’t enough, enough?