July 19, 2024

Niners, WR Brandon Aiyuk had ‘good’ meeting, moving ahead toward extension

Going back to the 2024 NFL Draft, trade rumors were abuzz regarding Aiyuk being shipped out of San Francisco. However, Pelissero noted that Aiyuk has never requested a trade and the Niners’ stance on the former first-rounder has not changed despite receiving calls for him during the draft.

The 25th overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft, Aiyuk is due $14.1 million in base salary in 2024 – the final season of his rookie deal after the club picked up his fifth-year option.

Aiyuk is likely looking to move into the neighborhood of the Detroit Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown, who recently inked a four-year, $120 million extension.

This is somewhat summer business as usual for the 49ers, who received a trade request from receiver Deebo Samuel in 2022 before working out an extension. In 2023, defensive end Nick Bosa held out of training camp and the preseason before landing a landmark deal.

Next up it would seem is Aiyuk, who held out of mandatory minicamp.

The 26-year-old is coming off a career-best 1,342-yard campaign in which he also posted 75 catches and seven touchdowns. He’s put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons now and is looking to earn the dollars commensurate with his production.

It would seem a positive step has been taken toward getting that done.