Jan 9, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in the overtime period of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers made it all the way to the NFC Championship game last season, and a big reason for that was the breakout of third-year receiver Deebo Samuel.

Samuel had by far the best year of his career, and the 49ers have now rewarded him with a huge contract extension that will keep him in San Francisco for quite some time.

The 49ers and Samuel have agreed to a three-year extension on Sunday that will net Samuel $71.55 million including $58.1 million of that money to be guaranteed to him.

This move will keep Samuel with the 49ers organization through the 2025-26 NFL season.

It was not always guaranteed that Samuel would remain with the team after Samuel had requested a trade from the organization earlier this offseason.

Those issues between Samuel and the organization have obviously been cleared up, and many are excited to see if Samuel can build on his impressive play next season.

Samuel made himself an irreplaceable player for the 49ers last season, racking up 1,405 receiving yards on top of an increasingly interesting role as a part-time running back at times for the team.

For a majority of the offseason, it looked like the organization was waiting to move veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract in a potential trade before the extended Samuel, so this could mean that Jimmy G could shortly be on the move before the start of the 2022-23 NFL season

The team has already announced that second-year quarterback Trey Lance will be the team’s starting quarterback next season, and it will be interesting to see if that impacts Samuel’s production moving forward.

[Adam Schefter]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.