San Francisco 49ers have decided to exercise the fifth-year option of defensive end Nick Bosa, officially keeping the pass rusher with the team through the 2023 season. General manager John Lynch revealed the news during his pre-draft press conference.
Because Bosa has been named to two Pro Bowls in his short career, he is eligible for a fifth-year case salary equivalent to the franchise tender at their position. For Bosa, that means a fully-guaranteed salary of nearly $20.2 million in 2023. It also makes his base salary of $895,000 in 2022 fully guaranteed.
San Francisco drafted Bosa (6-4, 266) out of Ohio State with the No. 2 overall pick in 2019. He registered 52 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, 32 quarterback hits, 15.5 sacks, a pass defensed, and four forced fumbles through 17 starts with the 49ers last season.
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