John Lynch Says Deebo Samuel Will Be with 49ers for 2022 Season Despite Trade Rumors

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said Monday he expects Deebo Samuel to remain with the team for the 2022 NFL season despite the wide receiver’s trade request.

“It’s a yes for me, and that’s our job,” Lynch said on KNBR when asked if Samuel will stay on the Niners’ roster (via David Bonilla of 49ers Webzone). “He’s too good of a player. We’ve got too good of a thing going and we want to keep that going. That’s where I’ll leave that.”

Lynch added he believes any lingering issues between the sides can be ironed out to make sure the 2021 Pro Bowl selection sticks in San Francisco:

“We’re trying really hard with Deebo to work through whatever the issues might be. I always have really believed that there is a sacredness to those conversations and that they remain private, especially with things like this. I think it’s in everyone’s best interest we don’t get into that. I don’t think [the obstacles] are insurmountable. I think we can find a way to resolution, and we’re hopeful for that because we know what he’s been to this organization. Thirty-sixth pick in 2019, and he’s been so good on and off the field. Obviously, a tremendous player. … He makes us better. I think we make him better. And we’re hopeful that we get everything right and that we’re rolling forward.”

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