Kyle Shanahan hopes Nick Bosa will be back at 49ers HQ next week

Sep 1, 2023, 6:00 AM | Updated: 8:53 am

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a tackle during the fourth quarter against th...

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers are less than 10 days away from opening day, yet they still remain optimistic that Nick Bosa will be in Pittsburgh on Sept. 10th.

The star pass rusher has not been able to come to terms on a new mega-deal this summer, staying away from the team until it is resolved. Despite constant communication, both sides haven’t reached a middle ground at the beginning of September.

While the front office would have liked to get the deal done sooner than this, the 49ers remain confident in Bosa’s abilities on the football field. When asked if they had a “drop-dead” date to play Week 1, coach Kyle Shanahan said he had to see him practice first before any final decisions were made.

And he’s hoping that comes sooner rather than later.

“I don’t, I’ve never had to make that decision before and I won’t make that until I see him,” Kyle Shanahan told KNBR on Thursday. “I mean, I’m gonna do everything I can to hope that he plays Pittsburgh. I can’t make that decision until you see a guy, you see him out [on the practice field]. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to get him into practice next week.”

Other coaches feel a similar way, including defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.

When asked about his star defensive end, the coach was elated, describing him as unique in multiple facets of the game.

“I think we all know that he is unique,” Wilks said about Bosa Thursday. “I think you can definitely do different things with him, as we’ve done in the past. Particularly on third down and certain things that you want to try and free him up.”

Because of that, the coach isn’t worried about Nick Bosa getting tired, aware of his presence & skill set on the football field.

“He’s solid all the way around,” Wilks stated. “So I don’t think it’s going to be an issue when that time comes. Hopefully it’s soon.”

Negotiations could take a little longer, however, with general manager John Lynch giving zero updates on the status of contract talks this week.

“No updates,” Lynch said Wednesday. “I’m going to stick to that, but communication, and that’s a good thing. So, I’ll leave it at that.”


Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


San Francisco 49ers

Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers looks on prior to a game against the Washington...

Amiliano Fragoso

49ers Kyle Shanahan unfazed by key absences during OTAs

Kyle Shanahan isn't bothered by several star absences at OTAs this week, focusing on football only at this time.

2 days ago

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks a tackle from Jalen Thompson #34 of the Arizona...

Amiliano Fragoso

Report: Brandon Aiyuk expected to miss 49ers OTAs amidst contract dispute

The start of 49ers OTAs this week comes with big decisions and more dominoes to fall, with Brandon Aiyuk being the first to play his hand. Reports emerged Tuesday morning that the San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver will not be in attendance for Organized Team Activities beginning this week. Aiyuk and SF have been in […]

3 days ago

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers leads a huddle in action during a game between the San F...

Amiliano Fragoso

San Francisco 49ers release 2024 regular season schedule

The San Francisco 49ers released their 2024 regular season schedule Wednesday afternoon, with six prime-time games on the slate.

9 days ago

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith #99 and teammate nose tackle Glenn Dorsey #90 of the San Francisco 4...

Amiliano Fragoso

Former 49ers OLB Aldon Smith details his struggles during his playing career

Former 49ers OLB Aldon Smith joined the Drive Guys Wednesday to talk about the 2024 Dwight Clark Legacy Series and all the event entails.

9 days ago

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy walks the sidelines before the MLB baseball game betwee...

Amiliano Fragoso

Watch: Brock Purdy throws out first pitch at Giants game Tuesday

San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy threw out the first pitch at the SF Giants' game Tuesday, delivering some high heat on the mound.

9 days ago

Chris Hubbard #66 of the Tennessee Titans during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Nissan Sta...

Amiliano Fragoso

San Francisco 49ers sign OL Chris Hubbard to one-year deal

Reports emerged Tuesday that the San Francisco 49ers were signing veteran OL Chris Hubbard to a one-year deal.

10 days ago

Kyle Shanahan hopes Nick Bosa will be back at 49ers HQ next week