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Frank Gore has this high praise for 49ers WR Deebo Samuel

May 7, 2022 at 8:21 PM--


When Frank Gore speaks, San Francisco 49ers fans listen. The man is an icon in the hearts of The Faithful. The former NFL running back, who remains the 49ers' all-time leading rusher, has a lot of love for his first NFL team too, always keeping up with new developments and often sharing his opinion on the team he admires most.

Gore voiced his opinion on Friday, responding to a tweet asking fans to name the best wide receiver in the NFL. Gore's answer? Deebo Samuel.

Not only did he call Samuel the best wide receiver, but he took it further, calling him the "best player all-around" in the NFL (h/t The Spun). That is some high praise from the future Hall of Fame running back.


Samuel had a breakout season in 2021, amassing 1,770 all-purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns (plus a passing touchdown) for the 49ers while proving to be a handful for opposing defenses in the passing and rushing attack.

However, the two sides have not agreed on a contract extension, with Samuel requesting to be traded last month. The 49ers opted not to grant their do-it-all offensive playmaker his wish, hoping to reconcile with their 26-year-old star.

There won't be any contract talks tonight, though. General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were otherwise engaged. The two appeared at Chase Center for the Golden State Warriors' playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The home-team Warriors won 142-112.


San Francisco started its offseason program on April 19. Samuel has not reported to the team. The 49ers have a three-day rookie minicamp beginning on Friday.



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