Would Deebo Samuel consider sitting out season?
Would Deebo Samuel consider sitting out the NFL season if the San Francisco 49ers don’t accomodate his trade request? That’s a good question.
If the 49ers do not accomodate Samuel’s request, the receiver still would likely play in the fall, according to a reporter.
A league source told reporter Josina Anderson that Samuel loves football too much to sit out. The same source noted that the 49ers’ staff is adept at handling personalities, which could help matters.
League source to me with their opinion* on how things would be handled IF WR Deebo Samuel remained a 49er: "I think it would be fine. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch manage personalities better than most in this league. So that'd cool out. Deebo loves football too much to sit out."
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 28, 2022
Samuel wanting to leave the Niners isn’t for a lack of money given the team’s reported contract offer to him.
One report may have given some hints about where Samuel would prefer to play.
The 26-year-old versatile playmaker had 1,770 total yards and 14 touchdowns last season for San Francisco.