and Deebo doesn't see it either. He's still on a rookie contract.I love Deebo as a player and to his credit he was impossible to tackle even prior to this year's stint as a pseudo RB. However, tying up big money in similar guys like Deebo and Kittle isn't a great long-term plan in my opinion. I just don't see how you stay consistently healthy with that type of beating. If the Niners can get a great return for him, it would hopefully recoup most of the Lance trade and potentially work out for both parties.
Ultimately I do think it's about money though - the same agent represents Deebo and AJ Brown and they're both following similar roadmaps from what I can tell.
and I think it's about money (not in a bad way) in the sense of his long term future is being mortgaged (wear and tear on his body) by the way the 49ers are using him while underpaying him for the value he is bringing. He has to hope he dodges all potential injury, and then get lucky in getting to free agency (or getting franchised year to year).