That stellar performance earned him fans from his contemporaries, especially Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Carr got paid when the team gave him a three-year, $121.5 million contract extension, making him a Raider until 2025.
Meanwhile, Samuel would like to be traded and cash in on a surging wide receiver market.
The Raiders could facilitate a trade with the 49ers, but Carr thought otherwise.
Still, the veteran play-caller did not shy away from giving the do-all wideout some praise.
Me too lol but Deebo should get paid a lot somewhere he's unbelievable https://t.co/cYRPclw67F
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) April 20, 2022
Carr tweeted, “Me too lol but Deebo should get paid a lot somewhere he’s unbelievable.”
He made this tweet in response to Just Blog Baby contributor and Real Talk Podcast host Kenny King Jr.
King asked Carr if the Raiders would trade for Samuel.
Pairing him with fellow All-Pro wideout Davante Adams would give Carr an explosive receiving duo to work with.
But knowing the hefty price tag that Samuel would command, Carr responded, “Lol noooo sir that money is for Renfrow.”
Like Samuel, 2022 will be Hunter Renfrow‘s final year under his rookie contract.
The former Clemson standout is set to earn a base salary of $2,540,000.
However, he will be worth more if he can replicate or surpass the 103 receptions, 1,038 yards, and nine touchdowns he had last season.
Raiders Settled On Offense
Aside from Adams and Renfrow, the Raiders also have Bryan Edwards as a potential starter.
They’ve also acquired Demarcus Robinson from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tight end Darren Waller is also a potent threat in their passing game.
Head coach Josh McDaniels should be able to make this unit work.