Reports are surfacing the New York Jets will make an offer for Deebo Samuel the 49ers ‘cannot refuse’ involving the No. 10 NFL Draft pick.
The two most likely scenarios surrounding the San Francisco 49ers and wide receiver Deebo Samuel seem to be either Samuel remains a Niner or he’s sent to the New York Jets.
Such a deal must be agreed to soon, however, given the 49ers have reportedly put a price of two first-round picks on the talented star, which would eclipse the trades reached for fellow wide receivers, Davante Adams or Tyreek Hill, who were moved via trades earlier this offseason.
The Jets have two selections early on in the 2022 NFL Draft at Nos. 4 and 10 overall, and rumors are swirling that, at a bare minimum, they’ll ship the latter to San Francisco in order to obtain Samuel.
However, the Jets are aware that pick alone won’t be enough to convince the 49ers to trade, and so now even more rumors are circulating on a massive deal to get the job done.
Should the Niners get two first-round picks or something of similar value for Samuel, that’ll recoup the picks given by the team to move up in the draft last year for quarterback Trey Lance? Keep in mind the two Round 1 picks already traded in the Lance deal (No. 12 overall in 2021 and No. 29 in 2022) mean San Francisco probably would end up with slightly better picks as well.
So, what would be such an offer from the Jets to the 49ers?
The dream would be both Nos. 4 and 10, but there’s no front office stupid enough to do that since the Houston Texans fired former head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, but there is one offer that could offer value similar to two first-rounders:
The Niners can easily package the latter two picks to move back into Thursday night and get what they want for Samuel. The Jets finally land their veteran wide receiver to help young quarterback Zach Wilson, and San Francisco gets a treasure trove beyond what the Green Bay Packers got for Adams or the Kansas City Chiefs got for Hill.
But what do the 49ers do from here? Let’s take a quick look at the possible options for the team at No. 10 (and what they can do for the latter picks as well).