Cooper Kupp contract brings more clarity to Deebo Samuel and 49ers negotiations

Cooper Kupp contract brings more clarity to Deebo Samuel and 49ers negotiations

The Los Angeles Rams rewarded their three-time Crown-winning receiver with a new contract on Wednesday.

And while the 49ers may not like the idea of ​​trying to find a way to contain Cooper Kupp for five more seasons, it puts more emphasis on what he should demand to keep their own All receiver. -Pro under contract for a while.

Kupp has signed a five-year, $110 million extension, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday, citing sources. That $22 million annual average seems to provide more clarity on what kind of deal 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is likely to receive when (if?) he signs an extension.

Samuel is apparently unhappy with his contract situation and asked the 49ers for a trade before the draft. Samuel is clearly going nowhere at this point in the offseason, and he showed up for the team’s mandatory minicamp this week.

The All-Pro wide receiver is expected to enter the final year of his original rookie contract. The parties are expected to work on a new contract that will significantly increase his projected salary by nearly $4 million.

The market has exploded this season, with many of the league’s top receivers signing new deals.

Topping the list are Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams, who signed new contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders, respectively, after blockbuster trades.

Hill’s contract is widely reported to average $30 million per season. However, that figure includes an inflated figure of $45 million in salary and bonuses during the final year of his contract. Functionally, Hill’s contract averages $23.85 million over four seasons.

Adams’ contract stands at $22.5 million per season after ignoring his projected salary of $70 million in the final two years of his contract.

AJ Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and signed a deal that should pay him $20.8 million over five seasons. And Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs is expected to average $20.7 million over six years.

While the 49ers and Samuel’s representation will haggle over the contract structure and amount of guarantees, the realistic expectation is that Samuel’s true contract numbers will be around $22 million a year.

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Samuel had 1,770 scrimmage yards and 16 touchdowns during the regular season and playoffs. In addition to his 1,405 receiving yards, Samuel added 365 yards and eight rushing touchdowns.

Kupp led the NFL in the regular season with 145 receptions for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. He added 33 receptions for 478 yards and six touchdowns in the playoffs for the Super Bowl champions.

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