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What NFL execs are reportedly saying about Aiyuk’s 49ers future amid rumors

What NFL execs are reportedly saying about Aiyuk’s 49ers future amid rumors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

There remains a big question mark over Brandon Aiyuk’s future in the Bay, but a handful of NFL executives have spoken out about how they think the situation will unfold for the 49ers star wide receiver.

General managers and other league executives, all of whom were unnamed, spoke with Jason La Canfora of The Washington Post and expressed doubts about the likelihood of both Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel wearing red and gold in the near future.

“One of them won’t be there anymore,” a general manager told La Canfora.

Another director added: “Personally, I would be shocked if they didn’t move one. If you study the model of how they build their rosters and structure their contracts, and now that the quarterback is a year away, I don’t think that’s the case. I think they’ll pay them both… And if Deebo was the guy who had to go, I think he’d already be gone.

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Aiyuk remains under contract through the 2024 NFL season after being drafted by San Francisco in the first round (No. 25 overall) of the 2020 draft.

But San Francisco, which rewarded Nick Bosa and then Deebo Samuel with big paydays, made things difficult for Aiyuk’s next deal as 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy also faces what is expected to be a huge pay bump in 2025.

Another general manager suggested to La Canfora that Aiyuk would have secured his new contract with the 49ers by now if it were to happen, adding that Aiyuk is “one to keep an eye on” as he explores available receivers in the discusses competition.

“I don’t think they’re going to get everything they want for him because of what you’re going to have to pay him,” another director told La Canfora. “But they have to listen.”

From cryptic social media posts to conflicting reports, the situation hasn’t gotten any clearer for the 49ers Faithful. The wait will have to continue, but it won’t be long before a decision is made.

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