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Brandon Aiyuk’s cryptic video amid contract dispute with 49ers goes viral

Brandon Aiyuk appears emotional

Brandon Aiyuk has been seeking a new contract from the San Francisco 49ers, and a cryptic video he posted on social media has led to a great deal of skepticism that he is going to get one.

Aiyuk shared a video on TikTok on Monday that went viral. In the clip, the star wide receiver shows himself on a FaceTime call with Jayden Daniels. The Washington Commanders rookie is heard asking Aiyuk “what happened, bro?” Aiyuk then tells Daniels “they said they don’t want me back, I swear.”

Aiyuk captioned the video “I’m laughing but I’m crying fr.”

It is unclear if Aiyuk was referring to the 49ers, but that is what everyone assumes. He probably knew that conclusion would be drawn by his followers when he posted the video, too.

Aiyuk is set to make slightly more than $14 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract this season. He wants to become the next wide receiver to sign a massive extension like several others have done this offseason. A report on Sunday claimed Aiyuk and the Niners have hit a snag in contract talks, and the 26-year-old posted the TikTok video a day later.

If the 49ers have informed Aiyuk that they are not going to sign him to an extension, it is possible he could seek a trade. Aiyuk is coming off a big season in which he had 75 passes for 1,342 yards and 7 touchdowns. The question is whether a team would want to give up significant draft capital and sign him to a huge extension.

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