Former NFL GM on Nick Bosa deal: ‘You can never overpay for great.’

Sep 8, 2023, 7:25 AM

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 22: San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) runs onto the field ...

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Are you ready for some football?

NFL is back, meaning it’s time to dive into the biggest storylines from around the league as we prepare for everything that Week 1 has to offer.

Michael Lombardi, longtime NFL executive and current host of The GM Shuffle Podcast, joined Chris Watkins and Brian Noe to dive into the San Francisco 49ers’ agreement with reigning Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pro defensive end Nick Bosa, highlight some must-watch games for Week 1, and much more!

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Lombardi, 64, spent time as an NFL executive in four different decades (1984-2017) and won three Super Bowls–one with the San Francisco 49ers in 1985, and two with the New England Patriots (2014 and 2017).

Topics Discussed Include

  • How will the Kansas City Chiefs weather the absence of All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce?
  • Lombardi shares his thoughts on how NFL head coaches approach Week 1
  • Now that the Nick Bosa deal is signed, will any of the offseason drama affect the 49ers on the field to start the season?
  • “Now the focus is on winning. That’s all that matters.”
  • Lombardi says, “You can never overpay for great” about Bosa’s record-setting deal
  • If you had one game to watch this weekend, which matchup would Lombardi watch?
  • What can we expect from the Las Vegas Raiders offense this year?
  • Lombardi talks about his book

How long and how much money did Nick Bosa sign for?

Reports surfaced Wednesday afternoon that the San Francisco 49ers and the defensive end Nick Bosa have agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension.

The deal makes Bosa the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, surpassing Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams. His contract also includes $122.5 million guaranteed and a $50 million signing bonus, the most for a non-quarterback in league history.

The deal was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday, with local outlets confirming after.

Bosa, 25, is coming off a massive 2022 season, leading the league in sacks (18.5). He also registered 48 quarterback hits, 51 combined tackles and two forced fumbles last year. His play earned All-Pro and Defensive Player of the Year honors, the first for the young pass rusher.

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