September 28, 2023

49ers Prepare for Week 1 Without Nick Bosa Amid Contract Holdout

San Francisco 49ers Star Nick Bosa Holds Out for Record-Breaking Contract

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco 49ers’ star defensive end, Nick Bosa, continues to hold out from training camp and preseason games in search of a new long-term extension. Bosa, who is looking for a contract worth over $32 million annually, aims to secure the largest NFL contract ever received by a non-quarterback.

The absence of the talented defensive player has left his teammates in a difficult position as they prepare for the upcoming season without him. Safety Talanoa Hufanga expressed the team’s desire to have Bosa on the field, but acknowledged that his absence is a matter to be resolved by the front office.

Despite the ongoing contract negotiations, Bosa’s impact on the team cannot be understated. Tashaun Gipson Sr., a fellow defensive player, recognizes that holdouts like Bosa’s are not uncommon in the NFL and highlights the importance of having him as part of the team.

Fortunately, the 49ers’ coaching staff and management have maintained open lines of communication with Bosa and his representation. Head coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch have been actively engaged in negotiations, hoping to reach a favorable deal for both parties.

While Bosa’s holdout has accumulated fines totaling $4 million, it is expected that the 49ers will waive these penalties once a contract agreement is reached. However, the timing of Bosa’s return to the field for the regular season remains uncertain.

As the negotiations continue, fans and teammates eagerly await the resolution of the contract dispute. Bosa’s return to the field would undoubtedly provide a significant boost to the team’s defense. Until then, the 49ers will have to make do without their star defensive end as they prepare for Week 1 of the NFL season.