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New Details Emerge From Deebo Samuel's Contract Extension

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers finally agreed on a new contract extension over the weekend and made it official on Monday. It's a three-year, $71.6 million extension. 

Now, new details are starting to emerge about the incentives included in Samuel's new contract. Let's just say the Niners' versatile offensive weapon is going to want to keep getting snaps at running back. 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Samuel will receive $650,000 each season he eclipses 380 rushing yards. He'll earn an additional $150,000 each year he has three or more rushing touchdowns. In short, Samuel can earn $1.95 million in rushing incentives over the life of his contract. 

"In case the 49ers continue to use wide receiver Deebo Samuel as a running back, he has incentives in his new contract that could pay him an additional $1.95 million over life of contract for rushing yards and rushing TDs, per sources," said Schefter. 

Earlier this offseason there were reports Deebo Samuel wanted less snaps at running back because playing running back can result in more injuries. But he now has financial incentives to keep getting snaps at the position. 

Samuel's at his best when he's both lining up at running back and wide receiver throughout games. Last season he had 1,405 yards receiving, 365 rushing and 14 total touchdowns.