Will Brandon Aiyuk re-sign with the 49ers this offseaosn?

This offseason, the 49ers still have one important player that needs to be re-signed. Former first-round pick in 2020 Brandon Aiyuk just finished the last year of his rookie deal. As of now, the Niners know they at least have Aiyuk’s fifth-year option secure. However, the 26-year-old is searching for a long-term deal. 

Recently, there have been disputing reports about where the 49ers and Aiyuk are in terms of getting a deal done. Niners GM John Lynch said the team is “actively” trying to get a deal done. However, Mike Garafollo of the NFL Network reported that the two sides are not close to getting a deal done. There’s plenty of time before next season begins but it’s in San Francisco’s best interest to re-sign Aiyuk as soon as possible.

What kind of contract extension does Brandon Aiyuk deserve with the 49ers?

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Brandon Aiyuk is coming off another productive season for the 49ers in 2023. He had 75 receptions for a career-high 1,342 receiving yards along with seven touchdowns. Aiyuk was named second-team All-Pro for his 2023 campaign. It’s the first individual award that the 26-year-old has earned in his four-year career. Last season, Aiyuk led the team in receiving yards and receptions. The former first-round pick is a player the team needs to re-sign this offseason.

However, reports say that the two parties are not close on extension talks. Mike Garafollo of the NFL Network referred to Aiyuk’s situation as a “standoff” with the 49ers. The young WR wants to be paid like a top WR in the NFL. Next season, Miami’s Tyreek Hill will make $30 million. That’s the most of any WR in 2024. Does Brandon Aiyuk believe he’s worth that type of money? A number closer to $24 million a year might be more realistic. That is what…

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Publish date : 2024-04-01 13:32:18

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