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Details Emerge About Contract Talks Between Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers are loaded with perhaps more talent than any other NFL franchise, though this has yet to translate into a recent Super Bowl title.

Now, the team has the unenviable task of keeping that wealth of ability happy with their contracts, a virtually impossible chore with the salary cap.

It increasingly appears that star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is headed toward becoming a casualty of the NFL’s financial limitations as the two sides are clearly at an impasse.

Bleacher Report noted that ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler revealed that talks to get Aiyuk on board before the season are “stalled.”

According to Fowler, team officials are waiting to see what develops over the next six weeks before the 49ers’ training camp.

“They’re going to see what happens over the next six weeks leading into training camp. The 49ers want Aiyuk long-term in the fold but so far, they have not been willing to show that they’re going to meet the market of wide receiver, which we’re seeing these massive numbers,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Sunday.

Management wants to secure Aiyuk’s services long-term, but it has not shown an inclination to accept the current wide receiver market.

Clearly, the mammoth $140 million Justin Jefferson contract extension with Minnesota put teams behind the 8-ball in dealing with receivers who want to be likewise compensated.

There’s also the Amon-Ra St. Brown contract in Detroit, where the star now has a $120 million deal through 2028.

This obviously weighs heavily on any contract negotiations with Aiyuk, but San Francisco has yet to show that it is willing to pay the receiver what he is clearly worth in today’s NFL.

The team has reportedly offered a deal in the $26 million range, but with the inflated salaries commanded by star wide receivers in 2024, more is needed to bring Aiyuk into the fold.

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