Could Deebo Samuel be angling for a move to America’s Team?
The star receiver went public with a trade request Wednesday, telling ESPN’s Jeff Darlington that he wants to leave the San Francisco 49ers. After the news broke, NFL fans and players began lobbying for their teams to make a run at Samuel, with New England Patriots tackle Trent Brown even making a pitch.
Yet only one attempt drew a “like” from Samuel: a tweet about the 26-year-old possibly joining the Dallas Cowboys.
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Of course, this hardly means that Samuel is trying to force his way to Dallas. However, in today’s NFL, there’s no such thing as reading too much into social media activity.
For what it’s worth, the Cowboys were not mentioned in Ian Rapoport’s initial list of teams that could pursue Samuel.
As for the Patriots, acquiring Samuel would be costly, but you could argue he’s worth the investment. The 2019 second-round pick is coming off a season that saw him rack up 1,405 receiving yards, 365 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns.