Dieter Kurtenbach: Brandon Aiyuk was money in Week 1. That could mean big things — and big bucks — for the 49ers receiver.

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The Mercury News

Brandon Aiyuk was money in the 49ers’ season opener on Sunday. Money, as in eight catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns (and a big block to spring another). Money, as in “this guy is going to be paid so much” next offseason. It’s probably incorrect to say that Aiyuk’s Week 1 was a breakout performance — he had more than 1,000 receiving yards last season. It was certainly an eye-opening performance, though. Aiyuk wasn’t just good — he was great against the Steelers. And if that paradigm applies to the entire season, the 49ers will play deep into the winter, and Aiyuk will become a very rich …

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