Cooper Kupp’s contract brings more clarity to Deebo Samuel, 49ers . negotiations

The Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday rewarded the three-crown wide receiver with a new contract.

And while the 49ers might not like the idea of ​​trying to figure out a way to contain Cooper Kupp for five more seasons, they are more focused on what it should take to keep their All-Pro future under contract for a while.

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing sources, said Cope signed a five-year, $110 million extension. That $22 million annual average appears to bring more clarity to the kind of deal the 49ers broad receiver is likely to receive when (if?) he signs an extension.

Samuel appears to be upset with his contract status and request a trade from the 49ers before the draft. Samuel is clearly not going anywhere at this point in the off-season, and he reported the mandatory small camp to the team this week.

The All-Pro receiver is set to enter the final year of his original rookie contract. The two sides are expected to work on concluding a new contract that would significantly increase his salary by about $4 million.

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

At the top of the list are Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams, who signed new contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders, respectively, after huge deals.

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

Adams’ contract is $22.5 million per season after ignoring his scheduled $70 million salary over the last two years of his contract.

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

While representatives of the 49ers and Samuel will haggle over the contract structure and the amount of warranties, the realistic expectation is that Samuel’s real contract numbers will fall in the range of $22 million annually.

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

He led the NFL Cup during 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 postseason for the Super Bowl champions.

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