In a season that has seen record contracts for wide receivers, three of the NFL’s top young players in the position are seeking new contracts of their own.
Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that 49ers star Deebo Samuel, Titan widen AJ Brown and Command receiver Terry McLaurin is seeking new contracts and is not expected to participate in any field work during the respective team’s holiday programs.
The Titans and Commanders begin their off-season shows on Monday, while the Niners begin on Tuesday. Brown does not intend to report Monday, a source told ESPN’s Turron Davenport, but McLaurin still plans to report in time at the start of Washington’s show, a source told Schefter.
Samuel and Brown were second-round picks in the 2019 draft, and McLaurin was that year’s third-round pick. All three players have a year left on their rookie contracts and are gearing up for new contracts at a time when broad receivers are receiving record deals.
The Raiders Signed Davante Adams with a record five-year deal last month after acquiring him in a deal with Packers. The deal is worth up to $142.5 million, includes $67.5 million in bail, and will pay Adams an annual average of $28.5 million — at the time, an NFL record. for someone who is not a quarterback.
The Dolphin topped those numbers a week later, signed Tireek Hill to a four-year, $120 million deal following their blockbuster deal with Chief. Hill will hit a record $30 million in annual sales, receive $72.2 million in guarantees, and $52,535 million in contracts.
Several other recipients signed lucrative deals this season, including Receipt‘ Stefan Diggs (four years, $104 million), Jaguar‘ Christian Kirk (four years, 72 million dollars), Charger‘ Mike Williams (three years, $60 million) and Sugarcane seller‘ Chris Godwin (three years, $60 million).
Seahawks star DK Metcalfanother second-round pick in 2019, also wants a new deal, but he has been the subject of widespread trade rumors as Seattle considers rebuilding the complete list after the transaction Russell Wilson.
The Seattle Times recently reported that, despite the uncertainty about its future, Metcalf is planning to take part in Seattle’s field workouts, which begin Tuesday.
NFL tournament programs are voluntary and players who do not attend will not incur any fines or penalties. Samuel will forgo the $50,000 workout bonus if he skips the Niners’ program.
Samuel, 26, is having a breakout season in which he helped San Francisco reach the NFC Championship Game. He’s fifth in the league with 1,405 yards of receiving, catching six touchdown passes and dashing for eight touchdowns – an NFL season record for a receiver.
Brown, 24, battled injury last season after hitting 1,000 yards in each of his first two years with the Titans. He had 63 catches for 869 yards and five TDs in 13 games; Tennessee has led 11-2 in games that Brown has played.
McLaurin, 26, has had another productive season in 2021 despite Washington’s contradictions in midfield. He had 1,053 yards – his second season in a row of 1,000 yards – and 5 TDs in 77 receptions.