Despite trying to trade the 2019 and 2020 NFL Draft picks in order to help build their roster, the San Francisco 49ers have now decided that they won’t be trading those two picks. The team has announced that it will give Nick Bosa, Deebo Samuel and Bradley Chubb extensions this offseason.
The 49ers sent an encouraging message to Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel about their looming contract extensions. The team said it is “budgeted for” the players’ new deals.
The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a spectacularly fruitful 2021 NFL season, despite their failure to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship. During the offseason, no one had them pegged as major Super Bowl candidates, yet they were one of the last four teams standings.
The most prevalent topic of conversation in San Francisco right now is, of course, the team’s quarterback situation. Jimmy Garoppolo’s trade seems certain at this point, opening the way for Trey Lance, the No. 3 overall selection from last year.
However, the 49ers have more problems than only their quarterback situation. They have a number of really excellent players on their squad that are looking for second contracts.
In San Francisco, Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel are potential extension possibilities.
Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images, Ronald Martinez/Getty Images, Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel
Several players contributed to the 49ers this past season. Nick Bosa, a defensive end, and Deebo Samuel, a wide receiver, are at the top of the list.
Bosa was the 49ers’ defensive leader in sacks (15.5), tackles for a loss (21) and quarterback hits (21). (31). He was an incredible force for their defensive line, which is exactly what San Francisco was looking for when he was selected second overall in the 2019 draft.
Samuel, on the other hand, has entirely altered the way the NFL views wide receivers. With 1,405 receiving yards and 365 running yards, he topped the 49ers’ offense. He scored 14 touchdowns in all, eight on the ground and six on the ground. His ability to be a consistent danger on the field is one of the main reasons the 49ers made the playoffs in the first place.
Needless to say, Bosa and Samuel were both outstanding players for the 49ers this season in their own right. They’re now concentrating their efforts on securing large sums of money.
The 49ers ‘budgeted’ for extensions for Bosa and Samuel.
“We fully recognize these players are foundations of what we do here,” John Lynch said of Deebo Samuel and Nick Bosa’s contracts. Their future contracts are “budgeted for,” he claimed.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) February 1, 2022
Getting Garoppolo’s hefty deal off the books is a significant part of this equation. According to 49ers general manager John Lynch, the organization has already “budgeted” for contract extensions for Bosa and Samuel.
Both extensions will cost more than $20 million each. The 49ers will need to devise a strategy to keep both players.
Lynch said, “We fully recognize these men (Bosa and Samuel) are foundations of what we’re trying to build here.” “We’ve been fortunate in that we’ve been aggressive because we’ve got a number of players that we feel are among the best in the league at their respective positions.” “These men are no exception.”
“I’m not going to put any dates on it, but clearly, there’s been some preparation to account for those folks.” Yes, Deebo’s ability to play several positions creates some fascinating complexities, but the main line is that he’s a fantastic football player. So, I’m certain that we’ll find a way to do it, and as I previously said, it’s been budgeted for.”
The 49ers should be able to complete the extensions this summer.
#49ers GM John Lynch says that a contract extension for WR Deebo Samuel and DE Nick Bosa are priorities. “We fully understand that these guys are pillars of what we do here.” No timeline on either but planning/budgeting has been done to get deals done with both players.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) February 1, 2022
It’s difficult to envision Lynch releasing either Bosa or Samuel in the future. If he were clever, he’d lock down these extensions as soon as humanly feasible.
Both guys are critical to the 49ers’ future success, and their salaries will only rise from here.
If the extensions are actually in the budget, the Niners must move quickly and put pen to paper.
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