Deebo Samuel is clearly not on the trading block for the Chiefs or anyone else

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Just in case the Kansas City Chiefs or anyone else is interested in Deebo Samuel, the San Francisco 49ers have made it clear he is unavailable.

Not too long ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were mentioned in conjunction with a few different offensive playmakers following the Tyreek Hill trade. One potential target generated the most excitement or buzz overall in San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, but as quickly as the chatter began, it seemed to die down.

Samuel was on the trade block for the Niners this offseason when it was reported he had demanded a trade. It also didn’t hurt that the wide release market was skyrocketing in terms of cost. The Chiefs themselves had dropped Hill from South Florida in a trade with the Miami Dolphins because of his salary demands, and the Green Bay Packers had done the same with Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.

When it comes to Samuel’s future, it’s clear that some The team will pay him handsomely for his production and potential, and some analysts have wondered if it could be the Chiefs. The argument referenced Samuel’s youth as a reason to choose him over Hill, and that Samuel’s job would not demand as much as Hill in the open market. So Samuel would be a similar type of player, albeit a bit cheaper and younger without having Hill’s background.

Despite the rumors, the Chiefs never budged on Samuel before, during or after the 2022 NFL Draft. Neither did any other team. General manager John Lynch said before the draft that he couldn’t imagine trading Samuel, but that’s easy to call a smokescreen. However, Samuel is still on the roster, and even well past the draft, Lynch is still say the same.

“Well, we didn’t trade him, and – I used the word silly – I’d be silly to trade him, so yeah, Deebo will be part of the 49ers this season,” Lynch said.

If the Niners hang on to Samuel this season, it won’t affect the Chiefs anyway, it seems. The team has already drafted Skyy Moore, signed Marquez Valdes-Scantling and JuJu Smith-Schuster, added Justyn Ross, and still has Mecole Hardman in-house. Not to mention the other hopefuls on the list, from Josh Gordon to Justin Watson to Daurice Fountain.

The Chiefs decided earlier this offseason to take a step to become overall younger and more balanced. Picking up Samuel would only hurt their biggest organizational shift.

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