With deal accomplished, 49ers, Samuel give attention to twin function

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers wideout Deebo Samuel signed his profitable three-year contract extension Monday, bringing an finish to the query of whether or not he’ll stay with the crew for the foreseeable future.

However Samuel’s new deal additionally led to loads of different questions concerning his future, probably the most urgent of which is: Will the Niners proceed to make use of him within the “large again” hybrid function that elevated Samuel to first crew All-Professional standing final season?

The reply is sure, based on coach Kyle Shanahan, however the form that takes will depend upon a number of elements.

“I believe [it’s] based mostly off of no matter occurs,” Shanahan mentioned. “From my standpoint schematically, from our crew’s personnel, from Deebo’s, from what we expect offers us the very best likelihood to win, if we needed to maneuver Deebo to working again that might have been one thing that we had been sincere about. … You’ll be able to’t try this with anyone. You have to try this with a particular participant and Deebo is a particular participant. That is why he is earned this contract that he is received and I believe that is why he will proceed to earn it going ahead.”

What Samuel earned is a three-year extension by means of the 2025 season agreed to Sunday that’s price as much as $73.5 million and consists of $58.1 million in ensures. Because it seems, a few of that most worth is immediately tied to incentives Samuel can get ought to he carry out that twin function at the same charge of manufacturing as 2021.

Sources advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday that Samuel may earn as much as $1.95 million over the lifetime of his contract if he meets sure benchmarks for speeding yards and speeding touchdowns.

Samuel can earn $650,000 for every season he has 380 or extra speeding yards. If he does not get the speeding yardage whole, he can earn $150,000 in bonuses in any season through which he scores at the least three speeding touchdowns. Both manner, he can’t earn greater than a complete of $650,000 per season or greater than $1.95 million over the lifetime of the contract for these speeding incentives.

For comparability’s sake, Samuel had his best speeding season as a professional in 2021, racking up 365 yards and eight touchdowns, which makes the TD incentive prone to be earned and the speeding whole unlikely to be earned for salary-cap functions.

All through the offseason, hypothesis endured that Samuel had been sad along with his function and needed to chop down on the speeding makes an attempt. However Shanahan mentioned final week that he and Samuel had been on the “very same web page” in terms of utilization.

Shanahan reiterated Monday that Samuel will once more determine prominently into the plans in no matter manner is critical to assist the 49ers win relying on the opponent, what they see on movie, how the 53-man roster shapes up and potential personnel groupings.

“When Deebo stays wholesome and he is capable of apply and capable of undergo issues, Deebo is able to doing something,” Shanahan mentioned. “That is why he is helped us a lot to win, whether or not it is within the cross sport or the run sport or whether or not it is blocking or throwing the one time we requested him to throw. When you may have guys who’ve ability units that may do numerous belongings you wish to all the time hold them doing them.”

After signing his deal Monday morning, Samuel joined his teammates in apply for the primary time this season, a session that additionally occurred to be the crew’s first totally padded exercise of camp.

As a result of it was Samuel’s first apply, the Niners eased him in, conserving him on a snap rely, and they’ll proceed to extend his workload as the times go by, based on Shanahan. Samuel made a few catches for large beneficial properties from backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld in his restricted work in crew drills.

Left deal with Trent Williams, who’s an in depth good friend of Samuel, mentioned there was a noticeable vitality enhance from having him again within the fold.

“You watch what he does receiving clever, you watch what he does speeding clever, you watch the spark plug that he’s for the crew,” Williams mentioned. “You see us popping out of the locker room, that is not only for present. That is how we’re within the locker room. If you happen to go in there proper now, that growth field might be proper subsequent to his locker. He is that sort of particular person and that is why he is essential to this group and that is why we needed to have him.”