Earlier this week, Bleacher Report listed what it believes is the one offseason remorse for every NFL workforce. For the San Francisco 49ers, it was the workforce not locking broad receiver Deebo Samuel to a contract extension earlier—earlier than the receiver market exploded earlier within the offseason and Samuel requested to be traded.

One 49ers star needs his workforce had taken care of Samuel earlier, avoiding the offseason drama altogether. Samuel reported to the workforce’s obligatory minicamp earlier this month however did not take part within the on-field work.

“Hindsight is 20-20, proper?” tight finish George Kittle stated this week on the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast. “And I do know nothing. I have never talked to John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan, or Deebo about it. I’ve not. I do not know something. All I do know is that, in hindsight, I might’ve paid Deebo three -quarters of the best way by way of the season, most likely would’ve been cheaper. Christian Kirk actually set the market off.”

After all, the 49ers weren’t allowed to start contract extension talks till the conclusion of Samuel’s third NFL season, which was this previous season. However San Francisco definitely may have been extra aggressive about extending their do-it-all receiver earlier than issues acquired out of hand and the broad receiver market skyrocketed.

“What’s gonna occur—and that is me not understanding something—Deebo’s acquired one other 12 months on his contract left regardless, proper?” Kittle continued. “Assuming he isn’t going to sit down out, that is some huge cash, so he is both going to play this 12 months as a Niner with one 12 months left on his deal, or he’ll get a contract extension.

“At this level, you may’t even commerce him. What are you going to commerce him for? A primary-round choose in subsequent 12 months’s draft? That does not assist us this 12 months. Like, c’mon, you may’ t commerce for future picks, not proper now, in order that window is type of closed.

“One thing loopy may occur, I may very well be consuming my phrases in two weeks, however the Niners have achieved each main contract—mine, Fred Warner‘s—the week earlier than the season began. So, my guess is, inside three weeks, we’ll hear information of it, however I do not know.”

Kittle and the 49ers agreed to a contract extension on August 13, 2020. The workforce locked Warner, its star linebacker, as much as a long-term deal on July 21, 2021.

Kittle added that the offseason drama has not reached the locker room.

“Everybody loves Deebo,” he stated. “I additionally suppose, it is the NFL. Go get what you deserve. Deebo deserves to receives a commission some huge cash, and if they do not wish to pay you some huge cash, do what that you must do, dawg. Your locker is right here. If you wish to go away, hey, it is OK. There isn’t any unhealthy blood with me. The window to play NFL soccer and receives a commission some huge cash is [small]. You have to be extremely egocentric. You need to.”

H/t to 95.7 The Recreation for the discover.

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