It’s got about a .00002 percent chance of happening, but this wild trade proposal would certainly give the Lions an edge on the 49ers in the NFC race.

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Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk of the San Francisco 49ers is in the final year of his contract, is on the fifth-year option, and is coming off consecutive seasons with at least 75 receptions, over 1,000 yards, and at least seven touchdowns. He would want to be compensated.

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The two sides “are not close” to a deal, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network in late March, and trade rumours involving Aiyuk continue as the draft draws near. The most likely candidates are obvious since they have the resources to pay Aiyuk after a trade in order to get him.

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Even if the trade cost would not be that great, it’s reasonable to say that the Detroit Lions have not madeโ€”and will not makeโ€”a list of the top trade candidates for Aiyuk. They will soon have to pay a number of their own players, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown foremost among them. Simply said, there isn’t enough money to give two wide receivers long-term contracts at the top of the market.

 

Wild trade proposal would seriously tilt NFC power race toward Lions

Wide receiver may be on the Lions’ radar at pick No. 29. So parting with that pick for the proven commodity Aiyuk is could be made to make sense. But that would require leaving aside the looming contract Aiyuk wants and has earned, and that just can’t be done.

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Aiyuk is only 26 years old, so he still has some prime years ahead of him. An offence that throws the ball more frequently than San Francisco’s might help him reach new heights. To whatever extent and until it’s filled, the wide receiver position is somewhat vacant for the Lions.

If you’re the Lions, it’s a good strategy to make a significant strength for yourselves while undermining the 49ers’ offence.

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However, Aiyuk to Detroit is just not happening because of the impending contract that any team interested in him must take into account.

 

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