49ers’ John Lynch comments on Nick Bosa, Brandon Aiyuk contract extensions
Defensive end Nick Bosa is signed through the 2023 season. However, the San Francisco 49ers would like to start work on a contract extension for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year leader. We remember what happened while the team waited for Deebo Samuel’s deal last offseason. The wide receiver market exploded and the cost of locking up Samuel went up.
On Tuesday, Bosa admitted that becoming the NFL’s highest-paid defenseman is not a priority. Negotiations are, of course, in the hands of his agent and the 49ers. The talented pass rusher wants to stay with the 49ers, the team that made him the No. 2 draft pick in 2019.
“I would definitely like to be here,” said Bosa. “This is a great organization. They treat you as good as [anyone] can. I have amazing connections here so hopefully [I stay]Yes.”
He is not particularly interested in the contract negotiations.
“I’ll definitely be patient and probably not worry for a while,” Bosa added. “I have a great agent who handles all of this and I’m just going to enjoy my free time and get ready to hit the ground running next year.”
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan shared their final thoughts on the 2022 season and what lies ahead. Lynch was asked about Bosa.
“I think, first of all, with Nick, in my heart of hearts, he deserves to be Defensive Player of the Year in our league and I hope that comes to him because he deserves it,” Lynch said. “He’s a fantastic football player. He’s a game-changing football player.”
Lynch jokingly added, “I should quit now,” knowing he might just be pumping up costs to sign Bosa on a long-term deal.
The 49ers believe a deal will go through. Aside from trading DeForest Buckner in 2020, the team has retained many of its notable players.
“I think we have a really good track record,” Lynch continued. “You see They see [at] I’ve been working backwards with Deebo for the last five years, and before that it was like that [TE George] Kittle – or [LB] fred [Warner] and Kittle – and [T] Trento [Williams] and [QB] Jimmy [Garoppolo], to finish off our players. But it takes time, it takes patience, it takes perseverance, and we will have that on our side.
“[Bosa]is represented by very good and capable people. And you heard Nick yesterday. He never seems to get too excited. He’s pretty calm about the whole thing. And I think if we keep that in mind and we all want the same thing, we’ll be able to come to an agreement.”
Another player in the Payday pipeline is wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. However, that will likely happen in the next offseason as the 24-year-old player enters his fourth NFL season and the 49ers can exercise the fifth-year option for him like they did with Bosa to ensure he gets at least until 2024 season remains.
“Brandon has had a fantastic year with Brandon,” said Lynch. “I really say hello to Brandon. Kyle often calls him a warrior. We appreciate the way he’s playing, the way he’s improved his game since he’s been here and we’ll find that out when the time comes.”