- Deebo Samuel reportedly requested a trade out of San Francisco
- Over the weekend, Samuel was awkwardly confronted with a “Deebo is staying” sign while at the club.
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All signs are pointing to Deebo Samuel leaving the San Francisco 49ers.
Last week, Samuel reportedly told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that he had requested a trade from the 49ers.
Breaking News: I just spoke to wide receiver Deebo Samuel — and he told me that he has asked the 49ers to trade him.
He did not want to discuss specific reasons behind his request, but he has indeed let the 49ers know his desire to leave the organization. More to come.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 20, 2022
Samuel, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that he has asked the 49ers to trade him. Samuel declined to offer specific reasons for requesting the trade but acknowledged that he has informed the team of his desire to leave.
That comes on the heels of what has become an increasingly turbulent relationship between the two sides following Samuel’s breakout 2021 season. In recent weeks, Samuel has scrubbed any mention of the 49ers from his Instagram account, unfollowed the team and removed most photos of him in the team’s uniform from the platform.
Samuel’s trade request comes at a time when the salaries for wide receivers have skyrocketed. The Las Vegas Raiders gave Davante Adams $28.5 million per season on an extension after trading for him, and the Miami Dolphins rewarded Tyreek Hill with a contract averaging $30 million per season one week later after acquiring him from the Kansas City Chiefs. Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs also received a lucrative contract extension recently
Over the weekend, Samuel was at a LA nightclub when a group of bottle girls walked in holding a ‘Deebo Is Staying #49ers’ sign. Samuel was seen in the back wanting no part with the bottle girls’ sign.
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
Deebo Samuel was in the club and this #49ers fan went all out to keep him in San Francisco
(via eddie_408_/IG) pic.twitter.com/TxovH8LQed
— Sportskeeda Pro Football (@SKProFootball) April 24, 2022