San Francisco 49ers star Nick Bossa and Depo Samuel are next when it comes to anticipating a major extension from the organization, as both have vastly exceeded expectations on their way to becoming high up in their positions.
However, while both star players are of the same tier and could get extensions after the third NFL season, there are some contractual differences between the two cases for the 49ers.
Bosa has certainly had a trip during his brief NFL career, having battled through two ACL tears – his first in high school, his second in 2020 – and then a severe core muscle injury that occurred during his final season of college, Continuing to excel when on the field, he picked up 15.5 sacks last season despite facing multiple double- and even triple-teams from defences.
However, since Bossa was a first-round pick, he has a fifth-year, $17 million option that 49 people have already picked, meaning the organization still has two years left on his rookie contract.
In addition, similar to his brother Joey Bossa, who waited until completing his fourth year in the NFL, the 24-year-old can bet on himself for a year hoping for a higher salary and contract guarantees, although it comes to risk injury.
Bosa’s contract is set to be one of the biggest in NFL history for a defensive lineman, especially after TJ Watt earned the Pittsburgh Steelers a $28 million average annual value (AAV) extension prior to last year, and it could be 49ers are better off making a deal sooner rather than later.
Bosa’s previous injury risks could prompt the two sides to negotiate a contract extension this off-season, but his dominant play while in good health, including his 15.5 sack season last year that came off a rip in the AFC Champions League, could also motivate the No. Wait season, given that the extension will not start immediately.
Samuel is in a very different position contractually, as he was a second-round pick, meaning his starter deal does not include the coveted fifth-year option, allowing Samuel to hit a free agency in 2023 after completing his four-year deal.
In addition, Samuel has made significantly less profit in his career, with his start-up deal being worth $7.2 million over four years, while Nick Bosa’s deal being worth $33.5 million over the four years, including nearly $22.5 million in bonus A signature, plus a fully guaranteed fifth year option for $17.8 million.
With no contract guarantees on his current deal, Samuel and the 49ers are certainly looking toward an extension this season, along with teammates Terry McLaurin and DK Metcalfe with their respective teams.
Earlier this week, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler stated that the star receiver had not officially canceled his trade order from the 49ers, which could leave a bad taste in fans’ mouths; Fowler admitted that the last bit of relevant information was Samuel reporting to training camp, as opposed to his fourth-year colleagues seeking an extension, noting that the relationship had turned for the better, if it wasn’t already.
Whether it’s the off-season or beyond, Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel should remain at forty-nine for the upcoming seasons with important extensions, placing them among the highest-paid players in their respective positions.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and, while equally important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.
In May, former offensive lineman turned broadcaster and analyst Ryan Harris made headlines noting that sources within the San Francisco 49ers shared doubts about sophomore quarterback Trey Lance. He also said that some are expecting Jimmy Garoppolo to start in the first week. Harris returned to CBS Sports HQ to share his thoughts on two off-season events relevant to the 49ers – Debo Samuel and Garoppolo. Earlier this season, Samuel requested to be traded after watching several peers receiving wide cash as the 49ers star waited for his contract extension. San Francisco had hoped to trade Garoppolo in March. However, quarterback
Although talks between All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers have been slow, it appears the situation is far from over. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Samuel has not canceled his trade order with the team. Samuel enters the last season of his ascendant contract. He is 26 years old and is receiving three due seasons and will earn $3.99 million in 2022 with a net worth of $4.89 million. What Samuel did in 2022 was phenomenal. As a wide receiver, he had 1,405 yards and six touchdowns from 77 receptions, averaging 18.2 yards per catch. In addition, Samuel had 59 carriers for 365 yards and eight touchdowns as a running back, averaging 6.2
Christopher Knox of Bleacher Report recently listed one off-season regret for each NFL team (h/t Niners Noise). The Kansas City Chiefs’ regret was that Charvarius Ward was allowed to leave. In March, Cornerback signed a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, forcing The Chiefs to use a first-round pick on Trent McDuffie. How about regrets for the 49ers? Is it the complicated situation with Jimmy Garoppolo, the veteran quarterback they want to trade but can’t? Is it not straight fire
Earlier this week, the Bleacher Report listed what it believes is every NFL team’s only regret. For the San Francisco 49ers, the team wasn’t locking wide receiver Deebo Samuel with a contract extension earlier — before the receiver market exploded earlier in the holiday season and Samuel asked to be traded. One 49ers star wishes his team had taken care of Samuel earlier, and avoided off-season drama altogether. Samuel notified the mandatory small camp for the team earlier this month but has not been involved in fieldwork. “Hindsight is 20-20, right?” Tight end George Keitel said this week in