49ers exercise Nick Bosa’s fifth-year option

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Deebo Samuel‘s been in the spotlight recently, but he’s not the only 49ers 2019 draft pick closing in on a contract extension.

Defensive end Nick Bosa is also eligible for a new deal and things have not gotten as contentious between him and the team as they have for Samuel. A big reason for that is Bosa’s status as a first-round pick because it gives the 49ers an option on his contract for the 2023 season.

49ers General Manager John Lynch announced that the team exercised that option on Monday. Bosa is now guaranteed a salary of $17.859 million for his fifth NFL season.

The two sides can still work out a longer deal, but having the fifth year already in place may lead to Samuel’s situation taking precedence for the time being.

8 responses to “49ers exercise Nick Bosa’s fifth-year option

  1. Deebo is a nice player, Bosa is an NFL elite and potential HOF caliber player. On no planet should Bosa’s deal get held up because of any other player on the roster.

    God knows Bosa doesn’t want to be in California either, especially not the Bay Area.

  2. A lot cheaper than his bro, who runs $28 mil this year and $31 mil next year. He’s $10.8 and $17.8, unless he signs an extension. Half price.

  3. Maybe Im nuts, but I thought that guys were only eligible for “new deals” after their CURRENT deals are over.

    I totally understand what extensions are, but Bosa isnt “eligible” for a new deal until his current contract runs out….which is now at the end of the 2023 season being that the 49’ers exercised his 5th year option.

  4. arwiv says:
    April 25, 2022 at 4:16 pm
    Maybe Im nuts, but I thought that guys were only eligible for “new deals” after their CURRENT deals are over.

    I totally understand what extensions are, but Bosa isnt “eligible” for a new deal until his current contract runs out….which is now at the end of the 2023 season being that the 49’ers exercised his 5th year option.

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    I don’t believe that is correct. Sometimes the option is a formality and precursor to the actual extension, or at least should be.

    Losing leverage only causes you to have to overpay.

    In fact, you are better paying the player ahead of time if you are sold on the player.

    Lynch is struggling as a GM right now. He can’t get out of his own way.

  5. You know what I was never a Bosa fan but I respect him for honoring his contract- not like Khalil Mack who was so money hungry.

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