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How valuable is Brandon Aiyuk to the 49ers?

Al Sacco
Mar 22, 2024 at 8:12 AM


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Brandon Aiyuk couldn't have chosen a better time to have a career year.

In his fourth season in the league, the San Francisco 49ers standout wide receiver set career highs in receiving yards (1,342), yards per reception (17.9), yards per target (12.8) and catch percentage (71.4%). What might be most impressive is that Aiyuk's receiving yard total was good for seventh in the NFL despite him being 36th in targets (105) and 31st in catches (75).

But even with a breakout season in his rear view mirror, the question remains: Do John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan feel as if Aiyuk is worth a massive contract extension?

On the surface you'd think the answer to that question would be yes, but the truth is things aren't always that simple when you're dealing with a player who'll likely command $50-$60 million in guaranteed money over the next four to five years. Will Aiyuk's role in passing game expand as players like Deebo Samuel and George Kittle age out? If not, is committing that large of a contract to player on a run first team a smart move?

The No Huddle Podcast and the 49ers Rush Podcast joined forces to discuss just how valuable Aiyuk may or may not be to the Niners moving forward, as well as whether or not we can expect any changes to the offensive line.

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