3 reasons why 49ers could still trade Deebo Samuel this offseason

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Scenario No. 1: 49ers still get that offer for Deebo Samuel they can’t refuse

Earlier before the NFL Draft, we broke down some can’t-refuse trade offers other teams around the league could have potentially made to San Francisco for Deebo Samuel.

The draft came and went. And while there were reports about teams making offers to the 49ers, general manager John Lynch accepted none of them. The New York Jets reportedly offered the No. 10 overall pick in the draft, plus a day-two pick swap, but that was declined. And the Detroit Lions also apparently offered a first- and a third-round pick for Samuel, but that was rebuffed, too.

Simply put, the Niners asked a lot. Rightfully so. That left both the Jets and Lions to go with other options, and they did.

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However, another team could just as easily start looking at its crop of 2023 and 2024 NFL Draft picks and decide shipping off a bunch of them to San Francisco would be worthwhile, especially if such a deal included at least two Round 1 selections and probably some change on top of that.

Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have repeatedly said they’d entertain serious offers for any player, and no one is fully “off-limits.”

In order to move Samuel, though, it’d have to be the kind of deal that would far surpass whatever the 49ers were offered just before this year’s draft.

Likely? Again, probably not. But it’s still a possibility.

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