3 teams that'd love to pry Brandon Aiyuk away from 49ers

If the 49ers ultimately decide to move on from Brandon Aiyuk, these teams would be the most interested.
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3. Washington Commanders

One phone call has already been made to one of the Washington Commanders' players, rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels (thank you, Brandon Aiyuk). The next contact between San Francisco and Washington could be between the two teams' general managers.

The Commanders offense was the fourth worst in the NFC in terms of points per game. No longer on the roster is quarterback Sam Howell who threw for 3,946 yards but had just as many touchdowns as he did interceptions with 21 of each.

Behind Daniels will be another second overall pick, albeit from way back when, Marcus Mariota. The Commanders also signed tight end Zach Ertz and running back Austin Ekeler after losing Antonio Gibson to New England.

The veteran wideout Terry McLaurin is a year from 30. He has at least four touchdowns and averaged a little more than 1,000 yards receiving a year, too.

Wide receiver Jahan Dotson has had a pair of productive seasons as of late. In his rookie year, he had 35 receptions for 523 yards and seven touchdowns. The second year talent followed that up with 49 receptions, 518 yards, and four scores.

Aiyuk is used to lining up with a dual-threat teammate who can catch the ball down field and also attack in the run game. Deebo Samuel has been that player for a few years now but look no further than Commanders rookie wideout Luke McCaffrey.

That's right! The brother of Christian McCaffrey has experience as a receiver and a rusher. In his last two seasons at Rice University, the younger McCaffrey had 19 total receiving touchdowns while pulling in a combined 129 catches for 1,715 yards. He also scored twice in 2021 as a rusher.

Adding Aiyuk now makes Washington a sleeper pick to catch up to the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC East.

The Commanders have a little under $2.5 million in cap space now but look to have more than $80 million going into 2025. They can facilitate a deal with the 49ers to give Aiyuk a new home for a long time to come.

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