Samuel tore up the league in 2021 and to a lesser extent in 2022 as he revolutionized the wide receiver position. He helped the Niners reach the NFC Championship Game and had a brilliant year. But then he wanted more cash and demanded that the franchise pay up. They refused so he rocked the league when he pushed for a trade.
No fanbase wants to see their favorite stars leave under a cloud. In the end, San Francisco made a deal before their first week of training camp. They offered him a new contract with a guaranteed $58 million. It’s fair to say that Samuel was a winner in this situation after they backed down (via CBC).