As contract extension talks continue, Aiyuk writes a mysterious message.

Monday saw the 49ers' standout wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk post a mysterious narrative to Instagram, adding another twist to the ongoing contract extension saga.

Given that Aiyuk has not yet gotten a contract extension from San Francisco, the caption he added to the photo includes a dollar sign, a talking head, a bull, the poop emoji, and a person walking, which naturally leads one to wonder if there is a connection. Money talks, bulls---t walks is one possible interpretation of the enigmatic phrase, but no one knows the real meaning of the post except Aiyuk.

Last week, following rumors that Pittsburgh was interested in trading for the 26-year-old, Aiyuk made an intriguing post on X, the site formerly known as Twitter, mentioning Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. This isn't the first mysterious tweet by Aiyuk.

Coincident with Aiyuk's post, 49ers general manager John Lynch addressed media at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando and put an end to any rumors that San Francisco was considering dealing its star wide receiver.

According to Lynch, there are no trade speculations involving Aiyuk. "By actively communicating with Brandon, we are attempting to resolve this."

On Monday, George Kittle followed suit with an Instagram story of his own, complete with an emoji-filled description that may be seen as a reaction to Aiyuk's earlier post

Aiyuk just had a breakout season, catching 75 passes for 1,342 yards and seven scores at an astounding 17.9 yards per reception. Just five players in 49ers team history have accomplished the accomplishment of recording back-to-back 1,000 receiving yard seasons; the 26-year-old is the fifth.

Aiyuk is in the last year of his rookie deal thanks to a fifth-year option he received after being picked 25th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. The 49ers' summer has been a divisive one about Aiyuk's future in the Bay Area, despite the fact that he is only under contract for one more season. This is the time of year when San Francisco usually extends contracts with its key players.

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