What Are The Odds On A Deebo Samuel Trade?
Deebo Samuel trade rumors continue to run rampant across the NFL news cycle.
But according to DraftKings Sportsbook, Samuels is most likely to remain with the San Francisco 49ers.
DraftKings Sportsbook posted odds on which team Samuels will suit up for in the upcoming NFL season, and his current team is the favorite at –350. The odds reflect the recent comments made by San Francisco general manager John Lynch.
"I can't ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo," Lynch said. "You put yourself through the exercises of, even though we don't have a first-round pick, you have to be thorough in this process and prepare for everything. So, you go through it and do that.
“He's just too good of a player,” Lynch added. “We’ve got nothing but love for him and nothing but appreciation for what he's brought, but you just don't let guys like that walk. So, I can't envision a scenario where we would (trade him)."
Samuel made waves when he told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington he had requested a trade. Numerous other reports state Samuel refuses to discuss a contract extension with the 49ers. The wide receiver is entering the final year of his rookie contract after catching 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns.Samuel also averaged 6.2 yards per carry, gaining 365 yards on the ground and scoring eight rushing touchdowns.
Lynch acknowledged Samuel did make a trade request and left open the possibility his team would at least listen to potential offers.
"We've been consistent since we've been here that we'd listen on just about anyone," Lynch said. "That's something we'll always do, but I can't ever imagine moving on from Deebo. He's been such a great player for us. He means so much to this franchise."
If Samuel gets his wish and is moved, here are the leading favorites according to DraftKings.
New York Jets +500
Wide receiver is a position of need for the Jets, and they reportedly were in on trading for former Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The Jets offered the 35th, 38th and 69th picks for Hill and the 103rd selection. But it was the Dolphins who managed to strike a deal with the Chiefs for Hill.
New York’s recent interest in a marquee wide receiver gives credence to their spot on the odds board to land Samuel. Jets general manager Joe Douglas was asked about potentially trading for Samuel, and while he declined to get into specifics, he maintained he is always willing to explore avenues to improve the team.
“If the right opportunity presents itself, we are going to be aggressive,” he said.
Here are other odds:
- Kansas City Chiefs +1000
- Green Bay Packers +1000
- Indianapolis Colts +1000
It’s easy to understand why the Chiefs and Packers would be interested in Samuel’s services.
Kansas City traded Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, and Davante Adams got his wish and was traded from Green Bay to Las Vegas. Now, two of the league’s elite offenses are looking to place a top-tier wideout.
Green Bay does have two first-round picks – at No. 22 and No. 28 – and it could throw one of them into a trade package for Samuel if it chose to do so. But it remains unlikely the 49ers would trade Samuel to a conference foe it could see in the postseason.
Indianapolis does not have a first-round pick in this year’s NFL betting odds draft, but acquiring established veterans has been a part of the MO of Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard. The Colts have utilized multiple draft picks in the past to secure DeForest Buckner, Carson Wents, Matt Ryan and Yannick Ngakoue.
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