Brandon Aiyuk frustrated that details of 49ers contract offer have been leaked – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Brandon Aiyuk frustrated that details of 49ers contract offer have been leaked – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Since John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan arrived in Santa Clara, the 49ers have made sure no information leaks out.

That is until recently.

Earlier this month, Mike Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the team had offered Brandon Aiyuk an extension with an annual salary of approximately $26 million. The second-team All-Pro was recently a guest on “The Pivot Podcast” and discussed his emotions about the details being made public.

“It’s a little frustrating, especially when we get into such details,” Aiyuk said. “Like we’re writing down exact numbers in negotiations, where those are conversations between the team and my team. We’re trying to work through things, work through a lot of things.

“So to put out actual numbers and stuff like that, I think it was a little disrespectful, a little unfair to me, but that’s part of it. That’s part of it.”

Aiyuk was so frustrated that he wanted to tell his side of the story, but it’s likely that both Lynch and Shanahan were equally frustrated to see the information reach the public. The organization is proud that all denials have successfully cut off the leaks it was known for before taking over the reins in 2017.

“It is what it is,” Aiyuk said. “It’s a dirty game. It’s a dirty game so I just feel like social media is a way for me and my team to amplify myself and what I’m trying to achieve because that’s the way to message. That’s the way to get the facts out. And the facts are the facts.”

The two sides have been at an impasse since the end of the season, prompting Aiyuk to skip mandatory minicamp despite the former first-round pick having incurred fines of more than $100,000.

Last week, Aiyuk seemed ready to move on and took the initiative to schedule a meeting with Lynch and Shanahan at the team’s headquarters. The wideout reported on social media that the meeting went well and that the two sides would meet again soon.

On Friday, Aiyuk filmed himself pulling into the parking lot at the team’s sports complex, but it has not been announced whether the two sides are any closer to an agreement.

“There were moments during this process where we were really close,” Aiyuk said. “I felt like I was telling people, hey, let me get my suit ready. I’m ready. I’m going to take it back to the Bay. I have to sign this contract.

“Then there are days and moments, like the last month or so, where you can say, yeah, we’re pretty far apart.”

A second meeting is a positive sign for both parties, but specific salary details must remain confidential so Aiyuk and the team can interact in a workable manner.

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