The All-Pro wideout requested a trade from the team even if the 49ers are willing to give him a hefty contract extension.
Samuel requested to stop negotiations for his second deal without explanation.
But after his request became public, several speculations regarding his decision came out.
Some say that Samuel did not like how the 49ers were using him on offense.
Instead, he wants to become a full-time wideout instead of being a versatile option.
There’s also an explanation that he didn’t want to play in California.
While he seems to be decided that he and the Niners are over, the team’s fans are campaigning for him to stay.
Yea, Deebo Samuel is OUT of San Francisco 😂
The bottle girls brought the sign out saying “Deebo is staying #49ers”
Only problem is, Deebo was there. Wait for his reaction🙅🏾♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/v6laTbx3Iz
— Quinton Mayo (@RealQuintonMayo) April 24, 2022
Bet MGM Tonight’s host Quinton Mayo shared a funny video of Samuel being at a club.
The bottle girls came out with the sign saying, “Deebo is staying. #49ers.”
But as the camera panned to Samuel, he was seen making a gesture of crossing a finger across his neck to disagree with the banner.
Samuel Will Be A Hot Commodity
After a breakout season, several teams will be trying to trade for Samuel.
However, they must be ready to pay a high price to keep his services for the long term.
This season, Samuel is due $3.986 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Unfortunately, the 49ers couldn’t pick up his fifth-year option because he was drafted in the second round of the 2019 draft.
Given the surging wide receiver market, he will command at least $20 million as part of his next deal.