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Nick Bosa And San Francisco 49ers Are Looking To Settle On A Contract

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 24: Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the fourth quarter in the game against the Washington Commanders at Levi's Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

As negotiations for a contract extension go on, Nick Bosa’s future is still not set with the San Francisco 49ers. Will the current NFL Defensive Player of the Year, who is set to surpass all other edge rushers in terms of pay, outrank all other non-quarterbacks in history? That depends on how much the contract expectations gap between the parties is addressed.

According to Sports Illustrated senior NFL reporter Albert Breer, the difference between the two is “less than $4 million per year,” the 49ers and Bosa’s camp have been attempting to bridge that gap for a while.

It appears that the start of the 2023 season will serve as an unofficial deadline to finalize the agreement and that the question now is one of when not if. 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan maintains that their superstar will suit up when needed.

“I’ve never had to make that decision before. I won’t make that until I see him. I’m going to do everything I can to hope that he plays against Pittsburgh, but I can’t make that decision until you see a guy out there.

Kyle Shanahan

The 49ers will return to the facility on Monday with six days to finish preparing for their season opener. Shanahan, the 49ers, and the Faithful hope to succeed and will need Bosa to accomplish that goal.

San Francisco remains one of the best teams in the NFC. They hold some of the best talent among any team in the entire NFL. However, much of their success is partly due to how impressive they are on the defensive side of the ball. Bosa is the best of anyone in the entirety of that unit.

The clock is ticking for the 49ers and Bosa to agree. However, it is in the best interest of San Francisco to keep their star around long term.