Nick Bosa’s Absence Looms as Steelers Prepare for Week 1 Matchup with 49ers

Nick Bosa’s Absence Looms as Steelers Prepare for Week 1 Matchup with 49ers

Although in Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin declared Tuesday morning that the Steelers are preparing to face the 49ers with Nick Bosa included, reports indicate that the formidable San Francisco defender will not be in Week 1 due to problems contracts that it maintains with the organization of the bay.

“We are preparing for Bosa,” Tomlin said at his weekly news conference. “It’s prudent for us to assume he’s going to be there and prepare in that regard rather than be surprised.”

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Tomlin understands the 49ers’ situation better than most. Two years ago, TJ Watt reported to training camp but did not participate in any team stints while awaiting a contract extension.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, there will need to be “significant progress” in negotiations for Bosa to suit up and take the field at kickoff.

Rapoport said the Niners have already agreed to make him the highest-paid defensive player in the league ahead of TJ Watt, but now it’s about trying to match Aaron Donald’s average annual value of $31 million.

Bosa is one of the best defensive players in the league like TJ Watt or Donald. An impact player on the field with the ability to rush quarterbacks and the ability to stop the running game.

Nick Bosa 2022 Stats

51 tackles (19 for loss), 48 quarterback hits, 18.5 sacks.

2023-09-05 18:41:08
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