San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch spoke with the media on Apr. 25 and said he does not want to trade Deebo Samuel.
Wide receivers have been on the move throughout the NFL offseason, as evidenced by the trades of Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill. One of the latest pass-catchers to want a trade from their current team is Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers.
On Monday, April 25, 49ers general manager John Lynch spoke to the media and basically shut down the chances of moving on from Samuel, saying that he does not envision moving on from him.
John Lynch shuts down potential Deebo Samuel trade
“I can’t ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo,” Lynch said, h/t Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “You put yourself through the exercises of even though we don’t have a first-round pick, you have to be thorough in this process and prepare for everything, and as you go through and do that. He’s just too good of a player.”
Last week, the NFL began their voluntary offseason workout programs, but Samuel did not report to the 49ers, with reports hinting that he was seeking a new contract. Samuel is set to enter the final year of his contract before hitting free agency.
Then, Samuel told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that he requested a trade off of the 49ers. Prior to this bombshell, Adam Schefter said that the wide receiver was not engaging in contract negotiations with the team. Even after Samuel told Darlington that he wanted a trade, there is no specific reason as to why he made the request.
Things can obviously change, but as of this writing, Lynch has expressed his desire for Samuel to remain with the team.