July 23, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: 49ERS QB BROCK PURDY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE NFL FOR 8MONTHS DUE TO…

The Pittsburgh Steelers could be in a good spot to land Brandon Aiyuk after the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver escalated tension with his front office this week. Aiyuk has been linked to the Steelers this offseason when he sent head coach Mike Tomlin a message on social media.

The Steelers need help at wide receiver after trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers. They have one good receiver in Geroge Pickens, but the team needs to make the most of its opportunity with an offense led by Russell Wilson on a veteran minimum contract.

 

Aiyuk is a true No. 1 receiver, and he wants to be paid his value in an offseason when contracts at his position are set to explode. The 49ers want to keep Aiyuk long-term, but their front office doesn’t view him as an elite receiver worth nearly $30 million annually. Even if they wanted to pay him, they have serious cap concerns coming up with quarterback Brock Purdy due an enormous extension in the next offseason.

Aiyuk is set to make $14.1 million this season, but he intends to fight for money before he takes the field next season. As Deebo Samuel did in 2022, Aiyuk unfollowed the team on his Instagram this week as a negotiation tactic.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *