Deebo Samuel appears to be incredibly frustrated with the San Francisco 49ers.
Samuel has made several big changes to his Instagram profile. Most notably, he’s removed his profile picture and most of his posts that featured anything 49ers-related.
This all stems from Samuel’s desire for a new contract. He’s still playing on his rookie contract. However, you could argue he’s currently a top-five wide receiver in the NFL.
It appears John Lynch and Co. are taking too long for Samuel’s liking. They better hurry. Losing Samuel would be detrimental.
This is most likely simply a negotiating tactic with the 49ers. Kyler Murry tried something similar earlier in the offseason.
So what’s the holdup from the 49ers? It probably has to do with Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract.
Jimmy G is a big cap hit. And until the 49ers trade or release him, they won’t have much flexibility. That may be the biggest holdup for a Deebo Samuel extension.
Samuel was an absolute superstar for the 49ers during the 2021-22 season, especially in the playoffs.
His versatility is unmatched, as he’s capable of fighting for the deep ball downfield or carrying the rock through the tackles.