The Five Teams with the Best Odds to Trade for 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk

A few of these teams could surprise you.
Oct 1, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11)
Oct 1, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers might not trade Brandon Aiyuk. But if they do, these are the five teams most likely to trade for him, according to BetUS.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: +200

They own pick no. 20 in Round 1, and it's unclear if they would trade it for Aiyuk. But they recently signed Russell Wilson, an elite deep passer. Plus they reportedly have expressed interest in trading for Aiyuk, an elite deep threat who averaged 17.9 yards per catch last season. Those two could be a dangerous duo.

t-2. Carolina Panthers: +600

They own pick nos. 33 and 39, which are both in Round 2. And their quarterback, Bryce Young, is on the second year of his five-year rookie contract, so they can afford to pay big money on Aiyuk. Plus they're absolutely awful, so they need an impact player to propel them forward.

t-2: New England Patriots: +600

They own the third pick in the draft, which they won't trade for Aiyuk. They'll use it to pick a starting quarterback who will need a great wide receiver to give him the best chance to be successful. And they do own pick no. 34, which is in Round 2.

4. Arizona Cardinals: +700

They own pick no. 27, which is in Round 1, and pick no. 35, which is in Round 2. And they desperately need to give Kyler Murray an No. 1 wide receiver. But it's highly unlikely the 49ers would trade Aiyuk within their own division.

5. Los Angeles Chargers: +900

The Chargers own pick no. 5, which they won't trade for Aiyuk, but they also own pick no. 37, which would be on the table. And they have a quarterback in Justin Herbert whose arm is strong enough to fully maximize Aiyuk's skill set. And they recently got rid of both their starting wide receivers from last year. Aiyuk is a great fit for Jim Harbaugh and the Chargers.

Grant Cohn