Breaking: Commanders Closing In Deal To Sign 1,300-Yard $26.5 Million WR With Washington Ties In Proposed Contract

Breaking: Commanders Closing In Deal To Sign 1,300-Yard $26.5 Million WR With Washington Ties In Proposed Contract

The Washington Commanders updated their lineup this offseason to improve after finishing 4-13 previous season. The Commanders aim to improve their team this offseason, as evidenced by the additions of Jayden Daniels and Dan Quinn. Bleacher Report’s Louie Tee recommended trading San Francisco 49ers standout Brandon Aiyuk to the Commanders in exchange for a future first-round selection and Dyami Brown.

Commanders would get: Aiyuk

49ers would get: Future first-round pick, Brown

“Adding someone like Aiyuk, who just finished a career year. On May 21, Tee stated, “I think a lot of fans would be intrigued by the prospects of doing that at his age and with this group.” “That’s one of the positions Washington needs a ton of help at.”

Trading for Aiyuk would provide the Commanders with a Washington connection, as general manager Adam Peters was part of the 49ers front office that chose him in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.

“All you need to do is join the dots to make this one logical, right? “Brandon Aiyuk plays for the San Francisco 49ers,” Tee stated. “Adam Peters, Washington’s general manager, arrived from San Francisco.

“He was a part of the brain trust that decided that Brandon Aiyuk was worth trading back up into the first round, 25th overall, to select, and he’s now gotten to the point of his career where he’s kind of proven that was a prudent trade and he’s yielded them massive dividends on them coming up back into the first round to select him.”

Brandon Aiyuk Contract Update

The reason Aiyuk is a trade candidate is due to his contract situation. He’s looking for a long-term deal but heading into June, the San Francisco 49ers and him have yet to come to an agreement on a deal.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the 49ers and Aiyuk aren’t close to signing a long-term contract.

“If the 49ers at some point realize, well, we can’t get this thing done, does he push their hand and say, well look, either it’s a contract or get me out of here,” Garafolo stated on May 21. “We are not present, and no trade request has been made…Every indication I’ve received from people acquainted with the status of the talks is that they’re not close.”

The Washington Commanders could fit exactly what Aiyuk is looking for as they’d also be able to pay him. According to Spotrac, his market value is a four-year, $106 million contract, which is an annual average contract of $26.5 million.

How Aiyuk Would Help the Washington Commanders

Prior to COVID, Daniels and Aiyuk were teammates on the Arizona State Sun Devils. Aside from being familiar with the potential Washington Commanders franchise quarterback, he just finished a season with 1,342 yards and seven touchdowns.

In the previous season, he had 1,015 yards and eight touchdowns.

Adding him to a wide receiver core that had only one player with more than 518 yards last season would be a significant boost. After losing Curtis Samuel to the Buffalo Bills in free agency, the Commanders have a greater need for wide receivers this season.

Aiyuk would have the opportunity to be the WR1 and pairing him with Terry McLaurin could be a big help to this Commanders offense.

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