To delight fans, the Los Angeles Rams have signed contracts with both Aaron Donald and the Cooper Kupp this week. Rams is trying to win another championship with the Super Bowl window wide open, so it’s guaranteed to be in the mix for (at least) the next few years.
The 49ers are probably not excited about the news for multiple reasons, just as the Rams are excited to expand the two biggest stars.
Not only did the Forty-niners have to play Donald and Kup twice a year for the next two or more seasons, but they also increased the cost of signing their two foundations. You may have heard that both Deebo Samuel and Nick Bosa are candidates to sign the extension. Things haven’t boiled yet, but the 49ers are wise to extend the deal early rather than later.
Both Boza and Samuel reported to the mandatory mini-camp this week. This is a positive development for San Francisco. However, the 49ers need to extend the star soon, as Boza’s contract expires after the 2023 season and Samuel will be a free agent in the next offseason.
Samuel is a valuable offensive playmaker and absolutely sees Kup’s deal as a starting point for his final deal, especially with his desire to play wide receivers rather than running backs. Kupp has earned $ 80 million in three years, and more importantly, his deal is guaranteed $ 75 million. This is the highest price ever for a wide receiver.
Do you think Samuel doesn’t want that much, if not more, guaranteed money than Kup got? Of course, he would, and in the way the wide receiver market is trending – 11 players are currently earning at least $ 20 million a year – he’s also a contract with young player Kupp. May surpass.
And as for Bosa, he intends to direct a large deal. He doesn’t play the same role as Donald, but he’s also the centerpiece of San Francisco’s defense and is arguably one of the top edge rushers in football.
TJ Watt is the highest-paying edge rusher at $ 28 million a year, and Donald earns $ 3.67 million more a year than he does. Therefore, for Boza, he will consider not only Watt’s contract, but also the floor of Donald’s next contract.
Rich Eisen broke the idea that the Rams would undermine the 49ers’ leverage in these deals while interviewing Les Sneeds. Sneed admitted that he likes to “hurt his enemies,” but this is not the case directly.
“Deep in the gut, we are definitely competitive,” Sneed said. “And we like to hurt our enemies as much as possible, but in such situations we are really focusing on Aaron, we are really focusing on us, and If we do this in Aaron, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th level domino effects from that contract and how to avoid it. And I do the same with the Niners. I’m sure they’re trying to build the best possible Niners team, so when fighting twice a year, it’s one of the 15 rounds of heavyweight fighting. “
Anyway, the 49ers have to pay Bosa and Samuel on a fair deal. And no one in Thousand Oaks would complain if the deal between Rams, Kup and Donald could raise the price tag by millions more.