Five-year contract worth up to $140 million for Davante Adams after trade from the Green Bay Packers sent him to the Las Vegas Raiders. Then, a four-year contract worth up to $120 million for Tyreek Hill after the Kansas City chiefs traded it for the Miami Dolphins. Most recently, Stefon Diggs signed a four-year, $104 million extension to keep him with the Buffalo Bills through the 2027 season.

It’s all music to Debo Samuel’s ears. The San Francisco 49ers receiver appears to have responded to news of the Diggs deal, as it has on many other receiver contracts before it.

Samuel knows that every expensive deal made before the 49 lock up the fourth year period to extend it likely means more money in his bank account. Of course, while Samuel’s new deal may not be over the top of the market, expecting the dynamic offensive gun to be signed at less than $20 million to $25 million annually — and possibly more — would be wishful thinking by the 49ers.

Not exactly an apple to an orange. Hill crossed 1,000 yards in four of his six seasons. Adams has crossed that mark in three of the past four seasons, including a career high of 1,553 yards in 2021. Diggs has had over 1,000 yards in each of the past four seasons.

Last season was the first time Samuel passed 1,000 yards. He put in an impressive 802 yards as a rookie in 2019. He only had 391 yards during the 2020 campaign which was hampered by injury.

Samuel had a breakout year in 2021, despite scoring 1,405 yards and receiving six touchdowns. However, this does not tell the whole story. The self-constructed “wideback” also scored 365 dash and eight rushing yards, with the latter being the NFL record for receiver.

That’s 1,770 total yards and 14 total landings for the receiver-powered rear hybrid. Its versatility may make it more valuable. He also managed to stay relatively healthy in 2021 despite his heavy workload.

Samuel was also the 49ers’ wide receiver to exceed 1,000 yards since 2014, when Anquan Boldin scored 1,062. Yes, George Keitel did it in 2018 and 2019, but Samuel was the first 49 people at large to achieve the feat since Bolden.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan recently praised the stellar receiver, responding that he “recommend” the 49ers to sign Samuel for a term extension when he was asked to share his thoughts on the contract situation.

Shanahan added, “I’ve never had a person like Depo, a brown person like him, much like running backwards the way he can take blows and the way his body can take a hit. Then you go at his speed, which allows him to be a device Receive, you go to his hardness, his hands.

“People don’t realize how smart Dibo is either, and he’s one of the smartest players I’ve ever been around. Nothing’s too big for him.”