The San Francisco 49ers and star wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk have been in a stalemate in negotiations for a contract extension, and the wide receiver fanned the flames with a TikTok post which included him telling Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels and former Arizona State teammate on a facetime that the 49ers don't want him back. It was not long ago that Deebo Samuel went through a similar situation with the 49ers, and he spoke on the situation, offering advice to the wide receiver.

“At the end of the day, you want to get what you deserve, and you hope it happens,” Deebo Samuel said, via ESPN. “But it's not going to happen in the timely manner that you want it to happen. It's just a waiting game, and in this situation, you just let his agent communicate with them and they communicate back and it's just the back and forth for a long time.”

The 49ers and Samuel agreed on a three-year extension in 2022, after the wide receiver demanded a trade due to the slow process of negotiations. Aiyuk has seen wide receivers Justin Jefferson, AJ Brown, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jaylen Waddle get big extensions this offseason. It is understandable that he wants a deal of his own done.

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Commanders during the second half at FedExField.
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Leading up to and during the NFL Draft, there were rumors that the 49ers were shopping both Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Ultimately a trade did not get agreed to involving either of those wide receivers. It is unknown whether or not San Francisco will be able to complete an extension with Aiyuk this offseason.

The 49ers have paid a lot of players, having Nick Bosa, Trent Williams, Fred Warner, Javon Hargrave, George Kittle and Samuel on significant deals already. Not to mention that the franchise will likely have to extend quarterback Brock Purdy at some point soon. There are some concerned about the possibility of extending Aiyuk, especially when it comes to paying two wide receivers big money and remaining competitive.

If the two sides are unable to come to a contract extension, Aiyuk will likely have to play on his fifth-year option at some point, even if he holds out of training camp. The 49ers could then use the franchise tag on him next offseason. If that is the route the team goes, it would likely only lead to more frustration for Aiyuk.

There is still a whole summer for the 49ers and Aiyuk to figure out a long-term deal, but it does not seem like there is anything imminent. It will be worth monitoring the contract talks when training camp starts, if there is no agreement made before that time.