What does DK Metcalf’s new contract imply for Deebo Samuel?

DK Metcalf simply signed a captivating three-year contract extension with the Seahawks. How would possibly that deal affect Deebo Samuel’s negotiations with the 49ers?

On Thursday, Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf agreed to a three-year contract extension to maintain him in Seattle.

That’s three huge contracts for huge receivers drafted in 2019. Yet another to go.

Simply because the Terry McLaurin cope with the Commanders and A.J. Brown’s contract with the Eagles set the stage for Metcalf’s negotiations, the Metcalf deal is for certain to play a task in what occurs with Deebo Samuel and the 49ers.

What DK Metcalf’s new contract means for Deebo Samuel

David Lombardi of [Update News] laid out one of many components to contemplate as Samuel and San Francisco work issues out.

“DK Metcalf bought a WR-record $30 million signing bonus and the 49ers can do one thing related with Deebo Samuel to alleviate 2022 salary-cap affect and concurrently fulfill Deebo’s assured cash calls for — that are probably a sticking level,” Lombardi tweeted.

“Contract size will likely be very attention-grabbing, as Metcalf set himself up without spending a dime company in his prime (Age 27) with a shorter deal. May Deebo go for a similar technique? He’s the ultimate domino in a large receiver market that ran crimson scorching this offseason.”

That signing bonus was a document for a large receiver, only a couple million greater than McLaurin bought from Washington. It looks like a powerful resolution for the 49ers.

The contract size dialogue is one other attention-grabbing one. Metcalf and Samuel have the identical agent. That doesn’t imply they’ve the identical priorities in relation to negotiating their contracts.

An extended deal brings with it extra safety, however doubtlessly much less cash in the long run with salaries inflating at huge receiver.

A shorter deal means betting on your self whereas taking over the chance of fewer ensures in the long term.

Then there’s the Jimmy Garoppolo query. San Francisco might wish to work out a cope with Samuel, however doing so whereas carrying the quarterback’s $25 million cap hit is hard.

As a lot as Metcalf’s contract units up an identical deal for Samuel, it could all have to attend for Garoppolo.