San Francisco 49ers News, April 16: Brandon Aiyuk’s Potential Trade Market, Brock Purdy Offers Support for His Teammate, and More

Here's the latest news involving the San Francisco 49ers, including Brock Purdy supporting Brandon Aiyuk, Niners' tough schedule in 2024, and more.

The San Francisco 49ers have addressed several voids on their roster in free agency, but they are still facing one major question. San Francisco must decide what they are going to do with rising star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk as he seeks a contract extension.

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As the 2024 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, the event could put an imaginary clock on San Francisco’s decision involving Aiyuk. While the Niners continue to weigh their options, starting quarterback Brock Purdy offered words of encouragement for San Francisco’s disgruntled wide receiver. All of that and more in today’s 49ers news!

Top 10 Players Who Could Be Traded During the 2024 NFL Draft Include Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, and Others

Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson broke down which players could potentially be dealt during the 2024 NFL Draft. While Aiyuk made the list, Robinson also mentioned Niners wide receiver Deebo Samuel as well. There is a chance that San Francisco trades Samuel so that they can afford to pay Aiyuk the hefty contract extension that he rightfully deserves.

READ MORE: Which Players Could Get Traded During the 2024 NFL Draft?

Ranking Potential NFL WR Extensions: When Will Aiyuk Get Paid?

The Philadelphia Eagles wisely signed wide receiver DeVonta Smith to an extension on Monday. Now that Smith has set the market, the Niners and other teams will use that as an outline for their young wide receivers. After a dominant performance last season, Aiyuk is quickly becoming one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and could command even more than Smith’s average annual salary of $25 million per year.

CONTINUE READING: Brandon Aiyuk’s Contract Extension

Will Helms’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Niners Add Help at Offensive Tackle

San Francisco has rebounded nicely after losing several starters along its defensive line this offseason. Yet, there are still a few questions remaining on the other side of the ball. One major concern is San Francisco’s offensive line, specifically at right tackle. Pro Football Network’s Will Helms has the Niners selecting a promising offensive tackle in his latest mock draft.

KEEP READING: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

NFL Strength of Schedule 2024: Niners Will Have One of NFL’s Toughest Schedules

Following a dominant performance last season before losing in Super Bowl 58, San Francisco will have one of the NFL’s toughest schedules in 2024. Purdy and the Niners will certainly be put to the test next season, with or without Aiyuk. While San Francisco will be tasked with a tough road in the regular season, they are still projected to win over 11 games next season.

READ MORE: Niners Face a Bumpy Road Back to the Super Bowl

Brock Purdy Offers Words of Encouragement for Aiyuk

As the Niners continue to work through their situation with Aiyuk, Purdy offered words of encouragement for San Francisco’s disgruntled star. Purdy met with reporters at his youth football camp and discussed the situation involving Aiyuk. Purdy stated that he has Aiyuk’s back and will support one of his favorite targets in whatever he decides to do.

CONTINUE READING: Brock Purdy Supports Brandon Aiyuk’s Decision

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