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Viral photo sparks trade talk with Vikings and 49ers star Deebo Samuel

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is the talk of the NFL ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that the star has requested a trade from his current team.

Samuel deleted his social media accounts from all 49ers-related posts last week and escalated his cryptic behavior by deleting his Instagram account.

In his third season last year, the 26-year-old receiver earned All-Pro honors as a hybrid weapon in San Francisco — and was compared as the more durable Percy Harvin in the 49ers system.

Many NFL fan bases have come up with trade scenarios in which they could snag Samuel in a trade, and a recent photo of Samuel wearing Minnesota Vikings gear has the community in an uproar.

Vike’s insider posted a couple of photos of Samuel working out in a vintage Viking shirt with the triple threats of Randy Moss, Cris Carter and Jake Reed on his chest – and fans raved about the idea of ​​Samuel being the last Could become part of a new triple threat with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

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Without delving deeper into Vikings’ cap availability and what Samuel is looking for in a new contract, most Minnesota fans on Twitter were all for Samuel in purple and gold.

At 5-foot-11 and 214 pounds, Samuel was used as a running back, receiver and kick returner with the 49ers. He threw 77 receptions for 1,405 yards and added 365 rushing yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry on 59 2021 deaths. Samuel had 14 touchdowns, including an NFL-record eight rushing touchdowns in a single season by receiver.

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It’s safe to say that the trio of Samuel, Thielen and Jefferson would reclaim the ‘triple threat’ nickname worn by the Vikings of the late ’90s.

But in the modern NFL, where receivers are starting to get quarterback-quality contracts, signing Samuel would be challenging given the Vikings’ current cap situation.

It’s not an impossible feat, however, especially since Thielen is adamant that he will remain in Minnesota his entire career.

While the Vikings are a long bid to secure Samuel in a trade, they are linked to the star receiver, with general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah an integral part of Samuel’s San Francisco draft.

Inside the Vikings’ Will Ragatz suggested the 49ers would be open to a trade with Minnesota’s first-round pick and a receiver.

“The Vikings could theoretically put together a trade package centered around Election #12,” Ragatz wrote. “The 49ers aren’t picking ahead of 61st overall in this year’s draft, so they want a first and more. Minnesota could add a combination of extra picks for 2022, a first for 2023 and a receiver like Adam Thielen or KJ Osborn.

Trading with Thielen would clear up the Cap space to sign Samuel for a new deal; However, given his standing in the franchise, he could be untouchable in trade talks.

On the surface, the Vikings don’t have the space to sign Samuel for an immediate payout with Kirk Cousins ​​on the books until 2023. Samuel could pass if Minnesota switched to a quarterback on a rookie contract.

“The Vikings could theoretically put together a trade package centered around Election #12,” Ragatz wrote. “The 49ers aren’t picking ahead of 61st overall in this year’s draft, so they want a first and more. Minnesota could add a combination of extra picks for 2022, a first for 2023 and a receiver like Adam Thielen or KJ Osborn.



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