“He’s a foundational player,” John Lynch offers high praise for Nick Bosa after 5th year contract extension with the 49ers

John Lynch praised Nick Bosa after he received an extra year in his contract.

Nick Bosa

The San Francisco 49ers have finally agreed a contract extension for Nick Bosa exercising their option of taking his rookie contract into the 5th year. The 24-year old is one of the best pass rushers in the league and the 49ers will want to agree a long-term deal with him before 2023.

Nick Bosa did not have the best of starts he would have hoped for in the NFL after he suffered an injury. This ruled him out for most of the 2020 season, but made a powerful comeback in 2021 and earned himself a Pro Bowl spot.

Nick Bosa is set to stay on with the San Francisco 49ers for another season

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Nick Bosa

The amount of quality Bosa has shown in his first three rookie years at the franchise, have convinced the 49ers to make him an integral part of the franchise in the coming seasons.

49ers’ general manager John Lynch spoke very highly of his pass rusher, hailing him to be one of the pillars of the roster alongside wide receiver, Deebo Samuel.

“We exercised his fifth-year option today,” Lynch said of Bosa. “I’ve maintained consistently that Nick, in our minds, we’re going to do everything we can to keep him a part of this organization. He’s a foundational player much like Deebo, a difference-maker.”

After securing, Nick Bosa for another year, John Lynch will now need to shift his focus completely on the situation involving Deebo Samuel, who has made it public of his wish to leave the franchise.

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