placeholder image

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports


Why Ian Rapoport believes Brandon Aiyuk might stay with 49ers

Apr 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM



Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
Brandon Aiyuk has been clear about his desire to receive fair compensation from the San Francisco 49ers—or any NFL team, for that matter.

"I'm trying to get what I deserve," Aiyuk said last month on a podcast. "I feel like this season, this season playing football, I figured out who I was as a person and a player — what I bring to the table, what I bring to the locker room, what I bring to the organization."

General manager John Lynch affirms that the 49ers aim to keep Aiyuk around, enduring he remains with the team for the remainder of his career. However, a recent report states there's still a significant financial gap in the negotiations for a contract extension.

One NFL insider speculates whether Aiyuk might be willing to remain with the 49ers, even if it means accepting a lower salary than he could command elsewhere. Currently under contract for the upcoming season with a team-exercised fifth-year option worth $14.124 million, Aiyuk could also be tagged with the franchise tag in the future. However, both parties likely prefer reaching an agreement.

"Whatever the 49ers will pay Brandon Aiyuk, who they really, really like as a player, who they developed all the way through, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a team that's willing to pay him more," Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network. "That's actually not really the question. The question really is: Does Brandon Aiyuk want to stay in San Francisco with a team that's awesome and will probably be very good for a long time?"

The 49ers are coming off a Super Bowl appearance and have journeyed deep into the playoffs in four of the last five seasons. The team still boasts one of the NFL's most talented rosters and is expected to be a championship contender again during the upcoming season.

"Are they going to pay him the most in the NFL? Maybe not," Rapoport continued. "They've got a good team. They want to keep it together. But would it be enough to keep him? ... I'm leaning more, as of right now, of him potentially staying, but this story has not yet been written fully at all."

Nobody's perfect. Did you find a mistake in this article?
Report it.



Comments

Do not use the comments to notify us of errors in the article. Editors may not see it. Instead, report errors here.


More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Ian Rapoport on how the 49ers view their Brandon Aiyuk situation

By David Bonilla
May 13

To say there was a lot of speculation surrounding San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk heading into the 2024 NFL Draft would be an understatement. Many believed a trade involving the team's leading receiver from last season might be in the works. In the end, Aiyuk remained on the 49ers' roster once the draft concluded, indicating a likelihood of him staying with the team at least through the upcoming season. San Francisco remains committed to negotiating a long-term deal for the fifth-year wideout. Last week, Ian Rapoport joined NFL Network and was asked for an update on the Aiyuk situation. The


placeholder image

Does 49ers QB Brock Purdy need Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel for success?

By David Bonilla
May 15

Rumors circulated before and during the 2024 NFL Draft about the possibility of the San Francisco 49ers losing one of their top two wide receivers—Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel. Such a scenario could have significantly impacted the team's success in the upcoming season and posed a potential blow for quarterback Brock Purdy, who has thrived alongside the dynamic duo on the field. However, none of these speculations came to fruition. Both Aiyuk and Samuel remain on the roster, at least for another season, though their future beyond that remains uncertain. Aiyuk is seeking a contract extension that would position him among the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL. At the same time, Samuel already commands a significant salary following a deal rework in 2022.


placeholder image

Former 49ers defensive player says QB Brock Purdy "is here to stay"

By Marc Adams
May 11

Logan Ryan appeared in five regular season games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2023, with two of those appearances in a starting role. Ryan also played in all three of the 49ers' postseason games, including the Super Bowl last February. Ryan's time with the 49ers started a little differently considering he wasn't in the league when the team called him. Ryan was on a cruise with his family when the 49ers decided they needed another defensive back. They called Ryan and before he knew it, he was on his way to Santa Clara to play for a team that almost won the Super Bowl. Last month, Ryan sat down with Keyshawn Johnson on the "All Facts No Brakes" Podcast. During the interview, Johnson asked Ryan if 49ers QB Brock Purdy is here to stay or if everyone is waiting for


placeholder image

49ers LB Dre Greenlaw reflects on how his presence might have impacted the Super Bowl

By David Bonilla
May 12

Dre Greenlaw believes he is making significant progress on his road to recovery from the torn Achilles he sustained in the second quarter of the Super Bowl. "It's coming along," Greenlaw shared last week with NBC Sports Bay Area. "It's a long, slow process that you just kind of gotta be ready for every day to wake up and attack whatever it is that I'm trying to work on. And for me, that's, right now, just the strength and the mobility, just trying to get good range of motion in it." Greenlaw isn't predicting a potential date for his return to the football field. He aims to rejoin his teammates early in the upcoming season but will be wise with his recovery. The linebacker has no


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone