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Former NFL Agent Reveals Possible Market Value for Brandon Aiyuk

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Brandon Aiyuk

On the heels of wide receiver Justin Jefferson signing a mega deal with the Minnesota Vikings, Brandon Aiyuk could be pushing for a $30 million per year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, according to former NFL agent and current CBS Sports analyst Joel Corry. That price range might be out of the reach for the Pittsburgh Steelers if they’re interested in trading for the highly touted receiver, which will also require a lot of draft capital.

It just seems like a move that general manager Omar Khan wouldn’t approach. Aiyuk is also seeking significant guaranteed money.

“A $30 million-per-year contract isn’t out of the question for Aiyuk after Jefferson’s extension. Samuel’s deal, adjusted for the 22.67% increase in the salary cap over the last two years, is just over $29.25 million per year,” Corry wrote.

The Steelers have expressed interest in trading for Aiyuk, Steelers Now has confirmed, but their initial efforts were rebuffed, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

“My understanding is that the Steelers placed a phone call a few weeks ago. And were told by the 49ers we’re not trading the guy,” Florio said in an appearance on 93.7 the Fan in May.

The Steelers also reportedly kicked the tires on 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, but they couldn’t meet in the middle with San Fran on a trade.

“For what it’s worth, I’m told the Steelers had interest in trading for Deebo Samuel but were unwilling to meet the 49ers’ price…,” Micheal Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote on X.

49ers general manager John Lynch has stated several times this offseason that Aiyuk and Samuel are not available to be traded.

“I’m doing everything in my power to keep our roster together,” Lynch said on the Pat McAfee Show. “That’s my goal, and I don’t question that. When you talk about guys like Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo, those are guys that we drafted, and we take a lot of pride in what they’ve become and who they’ve become. We couldn’t be more proud of those guys. And so, during the course of drafts and offseasons, do conversations happen? Absolutely, they do. We’re past that now. We’re thrilled to add to that group.”

 

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