Former Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has officially signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
The No. 25 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Aiyuk’s deal is reportedly worth $12.5 million and includes a $6.7 million signing bonus with a team option for a possible fifth season.
In 2019, Aiyuk recorded 65 catches for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns. In his career, the Reno native had 98 receptions for 1,666 yards. His senior season allowed him to earn Third Team All-America Honors.
Aiyuk will likely get an immediate opportunity in the NFC West as well, as 49ers standout wide receiver Deebo Samuel recently suffered a broken foot during a workout.
He will miss an extended period of time, meaning that the door is left open for Aiyuk to try and make his mark immediately. Fox Sports Senior National Writer Peter Schrager elaborated on Aiyuk’s opportunity recently on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football”.
“I think Aiyuk is going to be one of those guys that they plug in and say we got to get you on the field and get you going in our offense,” Schrager said. “Not a household name in college...Get ready to know his name in primetime with the 49ers. Brandon Aiyuk. Circle it and draft him in fantasy, let’s go.”
“Deebo Samuel might be out a little bit with the foot injury. Don’t be shocked if Kyle Shanahan has a whole game plan already drawn up to maximize @THE2ERA. He does it all and will do just that in the @49ers offense in Year 1.” -- @PSchrags pic.twitter.com/G6ytXhQ7lM— GMFB (@gmfb) June 26, 2020
As many Sun Devil fans are aware, Aiyuk is the second consecutive ASU wide receiver to be taken in the first round, joining N’Keal Harry of the New England Patriots after he was taken 32nd overall in the 2019 draft.