Star defensive end Nick Bosa has inked a historic five-year, $170 million contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This monumental deal includes an astonishing $122.5 million in guaranteed money, solidifying Bosa’s status as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
Bosa’s contract saga had been a lingering issue leading up to the start of the 2023 season. However, with just days remaining before the 49ers kick off their campaign against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team and Bosa have reached an agreement, putting an end to the uncertainty.
Nick Bosa, who entered the NFL as the second overall pick in the 2019 draft, has been a force to be reckoned with since his arrival. In his relatively short 51-game career, he has compiled an impressive 43 sacks, including a league-leading 18.5 sacks in the previous season.
Bosa’s also registered 106 quarterback hits, 56 tackles for a loss, and forced 8 fumbles during his career, showcasing his versatility and ability to disrupt opposing offenses.
With this record-breaking contract, the 49ers have secured the services of one of the league’s premier defensive talents for years to come, setting high expectations for their upcoming season.