Report: Aiyuk, 49ers ‘not close’ on contract extension


Report: Aiyuk, 49ers ‘not close’ on contract extension originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Brandon Aiyuk and the 49ers have yet to work out a contract extension, and it doesn’t appear the two sides are close to coming to an agreement.

San Francisco and the 26-year-old All-Pro remain in a “little bit of a standoff” NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported on Friday.

“Where are we? Well, we’re not close,” Garafolo said Friday on NFL Total Access. “They have made a recent run at it from my understanding. It’s not like they haven’t had any discussions, they have had preliminary discussions. You saw John Lynch say that Brandon Aiyuk could play on the fifth-year option, play out his deal. They’re comfortable with that. Then you got Aiyuk doing the little finger thing saying, ‘I could walk.’

Basically it’s a little bit of a standoff right now. Now look, this is not where the Deebo Samuel thing was, and as bad as that got with Samuel basically requesting a trade, they were still able to salvage that. So let’s not panic here, let’s not freakout, and maybe if it gets to the point where some offseason workouts and OTA’s and Brandon Aiyuk does the little finger emoji saying, ‘Yeah, I’m going to be walking the other way instead of going to those voluntary workouts.’

Despite a gap in negotiations, Garafolo reiterated Aiyuk’s desire to remain with the 49ers and the star wideouts understanding that San Francisco maintains a strong track record of working out deals with their foundational players

“But he does love the 49ers from my understanding, and he knows this is a team that is taking care of guys when it’s their turn,” Garafolo explained. “There’s no reason he feels like he shouldn’t be next. He believes he’s one of the top wide receivers in the league, so he expects to be paid in that realm. The 49ers are not quite there at this point, so I think we’ve got some time before this one gets settled either way. But I know that the 49ers would like to eventually get Brandon Aiyuk…

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