Deebo Samuel showed why he needed the money, which the 49ers ended up giving him.
Samuel had one of the best plays of the season, scoring a 57-yard touchdown. He gained 52 yards after the catch.
The receiving 49ers caught a pass 5 yards from Jimmy Garoppolo when newbie Named Kendrick went to intercept. Taylor Rapp couldn’t handle Samuel, and couldn’t Jalen Ramsey while Samuel trudged and galloped across the field. Ernest Jones was blocked by the ground just in front of the goal line.
The game came in third and third, and the 49ers went 14-6 up.
Samuel has three catches for 79 yards and a touchdown, while Garoppolo has 8 of 13 for 132 yards and a goal.
In July, Samuel signed a three-year contract worth up to $73.5 million with $58.1 million guaranteed.