Bleacher Report shows how the Colts can acquire Deebo Samuel
With training camp officially underway, Bleacher Report shows how the Indianapolis Colts could still trade for Deebo Samuel.
Earlier in the offseason, talented receiver, Deebo Samuel, requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. Going into his fourth year, Samuel is due a contract extension and things can always get tense between a player and a franchise around that time. However, the 49ers didn’t extend Deebo or trade him, but he’s currently with the team in camp.
Recently, San Francisco’s general manager, John Lynch, talked about being “hopeful” that the team and Samuel could agree to something soon, but nothing has happened yet. While the 49ers may want to keep Samuel, they may be forced to trade him if they can’t agree to a contract.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts are gearing up for another season with an underwhelming group of receivers. Indy has Michael Pittman Jr. who had a breakout season last year, and the team just drafted Alec Pierce in the second round of his year’s Draft. While the combination of those two could be promising, acquiring Deebo Samuel would add a certainty at receiver to this already talented team.
There are many Colts fans that would love to see Samuel come to Indianapolis and there are also some NFL writers that think a deal can be made as well. Recently, Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report proposed several blockbuster trades that teams can pull off before the season starts.
For Indy, Moton suggested that the Colts send the 49ers a 2023 first-round pick for wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Would 49ers trade Deebo Samuel to Colts for a first-round pick?
Earlier in the offseason, during this year’s Draft, the Tennessee Titans traded AJ Brown for a first- and a third-round pick, so it may take Indy a little more than just a first to get Deebo Samuel. While he would be a great addition to the lineup, the Colts will also have to sign him to an extension right after the trade— an extension that will be expensive.
Ultimately, it seems like an unlikely move for Indianapolis to make. Indy already has to extend Quenton Nelson, and the team will soon have to worry about the contracts of Kenny Moore, Jonathan Taylor, and Michael Pittman Jr.
Additionally, Chris Ballard just recently told the media that he doesn’t see the desperation at wide receiver like everyone outside the team does. If that’s his true perspective, the Colts definitely aren’t going to use future draft picks to acquire a receiver that they will immediately have to commit a lot of money to.