After a rocky offseason in which Deebo Samuel scrubbed all things San Francisco 49ers from his social media accounts, unfollowed the team, requested a trade, re-followed the team, reported to minicamp and training camp but hasn’t practiced – whew – all is well again in Santa Clara, as the 49ers and Samuel have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension.
Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth up to $73.5 million, with $58.1 million guaranteed.
In 2021, the self-titled wideback had a regular season of 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for 365 yards and eight touchdowns after various injuries to the running back corps forced San Francisco to use Samuel in a unique role. During the postseason, Samuel had 154 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown and 137 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
Earlier this week, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that he and Samuel are on “the exact same page” about how he will be used going forward.
Samuel has a new quarterback and a new contract. The 49ers put the pads on Monday, and QB Trey Lance has a key weapon back.