> NFL rumors: Jets to acquire 49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel in exchange for 10th pick

NFL rumors: Jets to acquire 49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel in exchange for 10th pick

NFL rumors: Jets to acquire 49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel in exchange for 10th pick

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Apr 25
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The San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel has requested a trade so he can try his fortune somewhere else after displeasure with the franchise, as per Jeff Darlington of ESPN.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Samuel has yet to receive a contract offer from the 49ers. Instead, Rapoport believes the player told San Francisco he wants out, despite San Francisco being able to afford the 2021 first-team All-Pro’s massive contract.

Samuel’s reason for wanting to part ways with the 49ers was mostly due to him also being used as a running back. A vulnerable position due to hits that could lead to a potential injury as he often received quite a beating.

In the long run, and considering he is not getting any younger, being used as a running back is not in his interest according to the 26-year-old wide receiver..

The 2021 Pro-Bowler had found a liking to being an all-rounder weapon for the 49ers in 2021, the exact year when he made his career-high 1,405 yards receiving, 1,770 yards from scrimmage, 13.0 yards per touch and 14 touchdowns in total.

Samuel’s trade reports spread like wildfire. The New York Jets revealed their interest in acquiring the WR in exchange for the 10th overall draft pick, as per NFL insider Tony Pauline.

The Jets are likely to replace either its leading rookie receiver Elijah Moore or leading rusher Michael Carter. Samuel is an all-rounder and having him on the team, could help the Jets take off some of the pressure.

"I would do that in a heartbeat, man," Garoppolo told Fansided's Mark Carman. "I think those things will take care of themselves. But I didn't even think about that. That's not bad."

- Jimmy Garoppolo on if he is traded with Deebo Samuel

Samuel in 2018 (retouched)

“From my understanding, Deebo Samuel basically told the 49ers I want to be traded & don’t make an offer.. I don’t think this is about the money”

- NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport

  • Deebo Samuel

    Tyshun Raequan "Deebo" Samuel is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League .

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