Nick Bosa got that bag!
The San Francisco 49ers and superstar defensive end Nick Bosa have agreed on a five-year, $170 million contract extension that will make him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, according to a Wednesday report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
ESPN is also reporting that $122.5 million of the extension is guaranteed.
When compared with other defensive players, Bosa’s $34 million salary eclipses the $31.7 million that Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald unlocked. The guaranteed $122.5 million figure also beats out the $80 million mark that Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt achieved.
Bosa’s extension comes before the Sept. 10 regular season-opener when the Niners take on the Steelers, meaning he could be available to play for San Francisco.
It took 43 days after training camp opened for the 49ers and Bosa to get the extension done.
Source: Nick Bosa has agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers, including $122.5 million guaranteed, by a wide margin. It will make him the highest-paid defensive player in history. pic.twitter.com/bRm6S9Eemf
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2023
I’m always happy to see somebody get their money, and Nick Bosa is no exception.
Yeah, it took a little bit longer than we all (including Bosa and the Niners) anticipated, but hey … that’s the nature of the business. And regardless of how it got done, it got done. And now, my man is living good and getting paid. (RELATED: Joe Montana Sues San Francisco After Claiming Home Flooded With Sewage Due To Bad Infrastructure: REPORT)
It must be nice. Go ahead and roll the Wiz song, because it’s just tradition at this point every time I write one of these big balla contract blogs.
Congratulations, Nick! Much deserved!