Nick Bosa ends holdout by agreeing to record deal with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers' reigning NFL defensive player of the year, Nick Bosa, concluded his six-week boycott Wednesday by signing a record-setting contract extension four days before the season opener.

A source verified that Bosa signed a five-year, $170 million contract with $122.5 million in guaranteed money. 

The extension's $34 million average yearly value makes Bosa, 25, the NFL's highest-paid defensive player, surpassing Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald's $31.7 million-per-year deal.

“I thought it would come to fruition sometime last week,” Coach Kyle Shanahan told a press conference. 

And it didn't, which made me nervous, so I moved on because I thought I had to. But we knew Nick would be rewarded. 

I don't know the details. But I knew it would happen. Our company did. I suppose Nick did. 

Because we adore Nick, I'm delighted we worked things out for everyone. He probably enjoys being here. And he deserves it. He will earn it going forward.

After losing the NFC title game in Philadelphia last season, the 49ers want to win the Super Bowl.

Sunday marks the season opener in Pittsburgh. That game should include Bosa, according to Shanahan.

Shanahan asked how many defensive snaps Bosa could play against the Steelers despite missing training camp and the preseason: “How many snaps are in the game? Just kidding.

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