LISTEN: Reacting to John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan Presser + Injury Concerns Ahead of Camp →
placeholder image

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Albert Breer weighs in on ‘uninformed’ trade rumors surrounding 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk

Jun 18, 2024 at 1:55 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
Brandon Aiyuk reignited San Francisco 49ers chatter this week by posting a video of himself speaking with Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels, his former Arizona State teammate.

"They said they don't want me back ... I swear," Aiyuk told Daniels.

The reaction to this video was significant. Aiyuk and the 49ers have been engaged in contract extension negotiations, with recent reports indicating that the two sides remain at a stalemate. Sending a strong signal to his team, Aiyuk skipped the mandatory minicamp earlier this month, closing out the offseason program.

The emergence of Aiyuk's video sparked speculation. What prompted the wideout to say that to Daniels, and are the 49ers more willing to trade their star player?

"There's a lot of noise out there (most of it uninformed) about the San Francisco 49ers' position on receiver Brandon Aiyuk, and the possibility that things are devolving to the point where the second-team All-Pro could be traded. I wouldn't listen to that. Not, yet, at least," Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer wrote.

Aiyuk is scheduled to earn $14.124 million on a team-exercised fifth-year option. However, he likely seeks more than twice that amount annually from a long-term deal, in line with recent contracts handed out to top NFL receivers.

Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that the 49ers' latest offer was in the range of $26 million annually, which is unlikely enough to get a deal done.

"It's short of where Jaylen Waddle and Amon-Ra St. Brown are (around $28 million APY) and, of course, a far cry from Justin Jefferson territory," Breer continued. "But it's close enough to the first two guys to think there's a deal to be done."

Breer notes that the fifth-year option could come into play for the 49ers and Aiyuk based on other recent deals. The 49ers could introduce $60 million of new money for the receiver early in a contract.

"In the case of Aiyuk, with $14.124 million locked in for this year, that'd mean $75 million over the first three years of a new contract, folding that fifth-year option in," Breer explained.

Breer believes that Aiyuk's play in recent years aligns better with Waddle's deal than something in the neighborhood of Jefferson's $35 million annually. As long as Aiyuk understands that, the two sides can likely reach an agreement.
Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Schefter shuts down Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel 49ers trade rumors

By David Bonilla
Jul 22

As the San Francisco 49ers kick off training camp this week, all eyes are on whether disgruntled wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will show up. Aiyuk, set to earn $14.124 million in 2024, reportedly seeks a long-term extension that would pay him more than twice that amount...


placeholder image

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk requests trade amid contract dispute

By David Bonilla
Jul 16

Negotiations between the San Francisco 49ers and Brandon Aiyuk have hit a breaking point. The wide receiver has officially requested a trade, seeking a team willing to meet his salary demands, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. "Despite a recent meeting, the Niners...


placeholder image

Watch: 49ers' Deommodore Lenoir reacts to Brandon Aiyuk trade request

By David Bonilla
Jul 16

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Deommodore Lenoir was about to join the "Rich Eisen Show," guest-hosted by Tom Pelissero, when news broke that his teammate, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, had requested a trade. This revelation made for an intriguing start to the conversation with...


placeholder image

No Huddle Podcast: Reacting to 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk's Trade Request

By Site Staff
Jul 16

(Episode 351) — Brian Renick and Al Sacco react to Brandon Aiyuk's trade request, if Aiyuk ends up getting traded, comparing his production to other elite wide receivers, if this season is the last ride for the 49ers' offensive core, and more! The audio for the show is...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone