49ers continue to voice desire to lock up Aiyuk long-term

49ers General Manager John Lynch told the media Monday that the team remains hopeful that it will secure a new deal with the star wide receiver.

San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch is hopeful of securing a contract extension for wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk sooner rather than later.

Aiyuk, who is currently staying away from the team’s facility, is seeking a long-term, lucrative contract.


The big picture: The 49ers want Aiyuk to be part of the team for the rest of his career and are working towards a deal.

  • Aiyuk is currently set to play on the fifth-year option worth around $14.1 million, but he wants a contract that reflects his performance and pays him more.
  • The 49ers have a track record of rewarding their homegrown stars with big contracts, including George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa.
  • Past contract disputes with other players have arguably affected their performance, so there is urgency to avoid a similar situation with Aiyuk.

What they’re saying: Lynch described the communication with Aiyuk’s camp as positive and has received interest from other teams if the 49ers are open to trading him.

  • “I’ve communicated on many occasions our wish and our wish is that he’s here and a part of the Niners for the rest of his career,” Lynch told reporters Monday. “We’re working through that.”
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