49ers' Nick Bosa Won't Be Traded amid Contract Holdout, per HC Shanahan and GM Lynch

49ers' Nick Bosa Won't Be Traded amid Contract Holdout, per HC Shanahan and GM Lynch
While the San Francisco 49ers' standout pass-rusher Nick Bosa is still refusing to play, head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch quickly ruled out the possibility of selling the player.

When asked if the team would contemplate such a trade, Shanahan responded, "No. "I haven't discussed that with many people, but I am aware of my feelings. Quite strongly. Everyone would probably concur with that.
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Lynch concurred with that opinion.

Lynch responded when asked if there was a chance for a potential trade, "No, pretty simple.

Bosa has less than a week left to sign if he wants to play in San Francisco's Sept. 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

When asked about Bosa not playing against the Steelers, Shanahan responded, "I can imagine anything, doesn't mean I like the picture." Lynch had previously told reporters he expected to sign the Ohio State product by Week 1.

Thankfully for 49ers supporters, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler stated on SportsCenter that there was some "optimism" a deal will be completed soon:

The clubs I've spoken to expect him to put up a huge figure, probably in the $30M+ per year range, so there's a little more hope with his contract with the 49ers. He is regarded as the NFL's top pass rusher. The 49ers have made that a priority and are aware of it. They want to finish this. It's merely a deal of this size with a lot of details to work out—the structure, the number of years, etc. There is therefore yet time.

When he finally signs a new contract, Bosa will probably rank among the highest-paid defensive players in the league.

He is a 25-year-old who just finished a season in which he had 51 tackles, a league-best 18.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass defense. Since the 49ers chose the three-time Pro Bowler with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, he has performed admirably for the team, and there is no reason to believe that will change in the future.
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