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Deebo Samuel is out there, breaking the hearts of San Francisco 49ers fans everywhere.
If there was any hope that Deebo Samuel would stay with the San Francisco 49ers, he would crush that performance completely while partying at the club.
You can smell the alcohol through the screen, but Samuel rejected the idea that he should come back in this video. People celebrated it as if a reigning Heisman Trophy winner was coming back to school for his senior season. The camera quickly broke over to the man of the time. He pretty much did on video what Julio Jones did over the phone when he pitched with the Atlanta Falcons on Undisputed.
Samuel is in the final year of his 49ers’ rookie contract after being drafted out of South Carolina.
Deebo Samuel breaks the hearts of San Francisco 49ers fans everywhere in this video
There are a few components that have led to Samuel wanting out of San Francisco. Clearly, he wants a new contract, but his role as a wide receiver who can carry the ball out of the backfield has led to an interesting wrinkle in figuring out how to pay him. His former offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel is gone and there is some belief that Samuel would like to play closer to home.
The native of Inman, South Carolina, could attract interest from teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and even the New York Jets in the trading market. Atlanta and Carolina are within driving distance of his hometown. As for Gang Green, the Jets are led by former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, so he has an affiliation with the staff over there.
While the 49ers have all the power in this situation, it’s hard to see Samuel wanting to return to Santa Clara for his fourth NFL season. With the NFL Draft fast approaching, the 49ers will have to act fast if they want to receive compensation in the form of election this year as opposed to next year. Samuel can offer any number of teams great value, but this clock is about to strike midnight.
Although he may so desperately want out of San Francisco, Samuel may not be traded until later this summer.