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'Several Teams' Are Reportedly Calling About Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel runs down the field while carrying the football.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28: Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball for a first down in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

49ers All-Pro Deebo Samuel has made it clear that he'd like to be elsewhere. And according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "several teams" are reportedly vying for his services.

"I know several teams are interested are interested in Deebo Samuel ... From the Jets, to the Lions, to the Packers. There's going to be several teams who are interested in trading for him and giving roughly maybe the value of the 13th overall pick. ... But the better question is, do the 49ers actually do it?"

There are definitely plenty of teams in need of a dynamic playmaker on the outside, and Deebo Samuel is one of them. Last season, the Pro Bowler brought in 77 balls for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns; while also adding 365 yards and eight scores on rushes. Samuel was a second-round pick of the Niners back in 2019 and has clearly outperformed his contract. But, even though the 49ers appear open to making him one of the top paid wideouts in the NFL, he's been adamant that he wants to wear another uniform.

Deebo has reportedly expressed frustration with his role in San Francisco's offense. As his current position as the 49ers "WRB1" puts a toll on his body that other receivers simply just don't have to deal with.

That said, his versatility as a runner is part of what makes him such a standout weapon.

Few teams may be able to utilize all of Deebo Samuel's gifts like Kyle Shanahan did. However, Matt LaFleur carries some of those same principles up in Green Bay.