Five Teams Inquired On Nick Bosa’s Availability

Nick Bosa was a popular name on the trade market before he inked his record-breaking extension with the 49ers. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, five teams reached out to the 49ers about Bosa’s availability.

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According to Glazer, these potential suitors were hoping the 49ers wouldn’t agree to a long-term deal with the impending free agent, who was holding out for a new contract. San Francisco naturally shut down all inquiries before signing Bosa to an extension.

Bosa held out throughout the summer as he pushed for a new contract, and the 49ers ultimately handed him a massive five-year, $170MM extension. The contract made Bosa the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, and despite the inquires from other squads, the pass rusher should remain in San Francisco through at least the 2028 season.

It’s not a shock that rivals teams expressed interest in acquiring Bosa. The former second-overall pick has been a force when healthy, especially over the past two seasons. Between 2021 and 2022, Bosa collected 34 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, 80 QB hits, and six forced fumbles. This culminated in him winning Defensive Player of the Year last season.

The 49ers had reportedly been budgeting for a Bosa extension for some time, and the organization never seemed to consider a future without their star pass rusher. Both Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch publicly said that Bosa would not be traded despite the long-running negotiations, and the pass rusher didn’t add any fuel to the fire by keeping mostly quiet throughout the ordeal.

The team had to deal with a public trade request last offseason when Deebo Samuel reportedly asked out of San Francisco. However, the wideout didn’t engage in a hold out, and he ended up inking a three-year extensions with the 49ers.

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