LISTEN: The 49ers' Secret Weapon On Defense →
placeholder image

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


49ers GM John Lynch remains “very confident” Nick Bosa deal will get done

Jul 31, 2023 at 10:19 AM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
On Sunday, head coach Kyle Shanahan had no new information to share about the contract negotiations between the San Francisco 49ers and star pass rusher Nick Bosa.

"I haven't heard anything, so no updates there," Shanahan told reporters.

A day later, there still aren't any updates. General manager John Lynch spoke with reporters on Monday morning. As expected, he was asked about the contract situation. The G.M. remains confident that a deal will get done.

"We have to strike the right mix of urgency," Lynch said. "I don't like this. I don't like not having one of our best players here. We've got a really good track record that I'm proud of as a group of having our players in. But I also understand it, and understand that we're going to have to exhibit some patience, and understand that, ultimately, this thing will work out. I'm very confident in that.

"And we're just going to have to have that right mix of urgency and patience. And again, I remain confident that we will come to an agreement and get things taken care of so we can have one of our best players, one of the best teammates. This is the guy that addresses our team every Saturday and just gives his wisdom. We miss him and looking forward to the day he's coming back."

Bosa didn't report to training camp with his teammates last week and continues to miss practices. Those are finable absences, but Lynch insists the 49ers won't go that route, even with the holdout going into the second week of training camp.

"I don't think that's really necessary. That's not going to get him in here," Lynch said.

Is the G.M. concerned that the missed practices might impact Bosa's ability to get up to speed ahead of the season?

"I think you always have to strike that right balance," Lynch responded. "Nick, he's a specimen, and he's a specimen because he was blessed with some really good genes. But he's also a specimen because he works as hard as anyone I've ever seen in this game.

"And his plan is meticulous. It's adjusted each and every year. Having said that, I think there's a point that everybody, as long as I played in Year 13, people used to ask, do you need training camp? I needed three weeks. I needed that to get ready.

"And so I don't know what that right time period [is]. We've talked a lot about it internally, but I think that's important to give yourself the best chance to not only play at the highest level but to stay healthy and get yourself primed and ready, calloused to play."

Asked again if there is any concern that the 49ers won't be able to get a deal completed with the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Lynch responded, "No. I'm very confident."

Related News


Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Nick Bosa, 49ers leaders set sights on championship: "It's time to get it done"

By David Bonilla
Jun 12

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa has been to two Super Bowls. Unfortunately, he's been on the losing end of both, with the latest defeat coming in February against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bosa, part of a trio of players who spoke during the 49ers' recent "State of the Franchise" event, was asked to share his thoughts on the upcoming season. His response was telling. "It's time to get it done," Bosa declared. Those few words captured the pass rusher's mentality heading into the 2024 season. After repeatedly being on the doorstep of a championship, including four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls over the past five seasons, the team is determined to overcome


placeholder image

Maiocco less confident 49ers will get a deal done with Brandon Aiyuk

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers have had success signing their big-name players to contract extensions in recent years, securing deals with George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa. However, that last one didn't get finalized until dangerously close to the start of the regular season. This year, the team has been trying to get a deal done with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. While the 49ers were confident early on, given their successful track record, that a deal would be reached, the two sides reportedly remain far apart in negotiations. Last week, Michael Silver of the San Francisco


placeholder image

Joey Bosa discusses future possibility of playing with brother, 49ers' Nick Bosa

By David Bonilla
Jun 13

Playing together would be a dream come true for the Bosa brothers. While Nick Bosa remains under contract with the San Francisco 49ers through 2028, Joey Bosa is only signed with the Los Angeles Chargers through 2025. The two brothers may be able to play together in 2026, assuming a trade doesn't unite them sooner, and they have discussed this possibility. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the Chargers pass rusher shared that he and Nick still have those conversations, wondering what the future might hold. "It'd be cool at some point," Joey said, per ESPN's Kris Rhim. "I always thought of myself being somebody that will play here and retire here, which I think not


placeholder image

49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga gains insights from John Lynch

By David Bonilla
Jun 6

When Talanoa Hufanga returns to the football field, he expects to be a better player mentally. The San Francisco 49ers safety has been recovering from the ACL injury that shortened his 2023 season. He aims to be ready for Week 1 of the upcoming season after ramping up his workload during training camp. Although Hufanga is now considered a veteran in the defensive backs room, having already secured Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in his short career, he doesn't believe he has reached his ceiling. Hufanga is in the unique position of learning from one of the best ever to play the position, Hall of Fame safety and 49ers general manager John Lynch. The 49ers wrapped up their mandatory


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone