The Deebo Samuel trade market is in full swing. Many teams have reportedly reached out about Deebo, but according to Jeremy Fowler, three teams seem to sit atop the list. The Jets, Lions, and Packers have expressed the most interest in trading for Deebo Samuel.
What would a trade like this cost?
Davante Adams got moved for picks 22 & 53, Tyreek Hill got moved for picks 29 & 50 (amongst others). That price range seems to be the starting point for Deebo. With four picks in the top 60, Green Bay certainly has the draft capital to make an offer.
The Jets and Lions however have higher draft capital as they both pick in the top 10. If Green Bay is going to make a trade offer, it’s got to be a good one.
What would Green Bay have to pay Deebo?
It has been reported that Deebo is looking for at least a 25 million dollar per year contract. With Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams both making more than that, that seems status quo. While Green Bay was willing to pay Adams that much , it remains to be seen if they are willing to pay another wide receiver that much, while losing draft capital at the same time.
Green Bay is in a “win now” mode:
At the end of the day, that is where we sit with the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers has two, possibly three years left in Green Bay based on his contract numbers. Barring another contract restructure, that seems to be Green Bay’s immediate Super Bowl window. Over the next three years if Green Bay’s front office feels Deebo would help win a championship more than multiple premium draft picks, they may pull the trigger.
Convincing the 49ers to trade Deebo Samuel to a interconference rival will be another task in itself. Green Bay has had a playoff rivalry with San Francisco over the last decade. It would take a hefty offer for the 49ers to make that trade, but not impossible.
The Lions being one of the top teams changes things:
The fact that another NFC North team is vying for Deebo Samuel as much as Green Bay is, may change things. While Khalil Mack did not work out so much for the Chicago Bears, you never want to lose a premium trade prospect to a division rival. Green Bay may up their offer to beat out the Lions if needed.
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