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If it occurs, Deebo Samuel-New York Jets swap would likely be “a trade on the clock”

One week has passed since it was reported that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel had requested a trade (with the New York Jets being mentioned as a prime suitor) and the reigning first-team All-Pro remains a member of the red and gold.

All has been quiet on the Samuel front since the announcement of his request. By most accounts, there has been little-to-no progress made toward a Samuel trade. With the 2022 NFL draft now less than 24 hours away, it seems time is running out for the 49ers to trade their star offensive weapon.

However, some league insiders are still leaving the door open for a Samuel deal.

Tim Kawakami, editor-in-chief of The Athletic Bay Area, stated on Wednesday night that he believes any potential Samuel trade would occur during the draft.

“[A trade] Likely wouldn’t be announced until/unless 49ers have a deal AND the player they want is still there,” Kawakami tweeted. “Would be a trade on the clock.”

Kawakami adds that he thinks a Samuel trade is a “live possibility”.

On Wednesday morning, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reiterated that the Jets still have interest in making a Samuel trade “if they can get a deal that makes sense.”

The Jets own the fourth and 10th overall picks in the 2022 NFL draft. Based on recent trade packages we have seen for star wide receivers, it would seem that a reasonable Jets offer for Samuel would revolve around that No. 10 pick.

By itself, the 10th pick is worth more points on the Jimmy Johnson trade chart (1,300 points) than the most lucrative wide receiver trade package we have seen in recent memory, which was the Davante Adams deal (1,150 points between the combination of the 22nd and 53rd picks).

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This is pure speculation, but based on what Kawakami is saying, perhaps the 49ers are patiently waiting to agree on a trade until they know whether one of their preferred prospects will be available with the pick they are trading for. That 10-minute period in which the Jets are on the clock at No. 10 is the window to keep an eye on.

Samuel is coming off of a stellar season in which he recorded 1,770 yards from scrimmage and 14 total touchdowns over 16 games. He added another 291 yards and two touchdowns over three playoff games. Samuel also led the NFL with 18.2 yards per reception in the regular season.

Hang in there, everyone. Soon enough, all of the speculation will finally be over, and we’ll know exactly which new faces the Jets will be bringing with them into the future.

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jetsetterboi
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jetsetterboi

I don’t know how that could happen. Deebo needs to pass a physical like all trades. The Jets would trade for him and let the niners say pick a player at 10 with the possibility he could fail his physical and void the deal? If anything the opposite is true, he will get traded prior to draft with an impromptu doc visit mins before. Once the clock starts for Jville, hes not moving.

Peter Buell
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Peter Buell

Also an extension would need to be done as well so during the draft dosent seem.to work.

RustyZ
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RustyZ

Unless Jets are able to do the due diligence (physical examination and contract negotiation) today and then the trade is contingent on the 49ers getting the player they want at 10.

Peter Buell
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Peter Buell

It’s crazy that writers think this can be a draft time deal.
The Jets not only need a physical but also an Extension on Deebo. This would need to happen in the next couple hours unless the Jets and San Fran would choose the same player at 10 and a failed physical or no extension would void the deal.
Highly unlikely!

RustyZ
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RustyZ

It’s been done before. JD can operate in stealth mode and lay the groundwork for a trade that isn’t announced until tonight if all the pieces fall in place. That said. I’d bet against it at this point.

Peter Buell
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Peter Buell

would also need a contract extension. I’m not giving up the tenth pick for one year of Deebo since we are two years away from competing anyway. Too big a risk. Contract must be signed as well