Bosa did not report to training camp last month and has been holding out for a new deal for several weeks.
The situation is obviously not a great one for the Niners as their first game is only nine days away. They will hope to find common ground with the player in time for the start of the season. And, according to the latest reports, things are looking up.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer is claiming that there is less than a $4 million difference between what Bosa wants and what San Francisco is looking to pay. He also doesn’t reckon that the edge rusher will be playing anywhere else in the near future.
“The question is whether he’s going to be the highest-paid non-quarterback of all time—he’ll be the highest-paid edge rusher,” Breer wrote in a mailbag this week.
“The difference between the two distinctions is less than $4 million per year, and the Niners and Bosa’s people have been trying to bridge that gap for a while now.”
The Niners are confident they’ll be able to reach a deal before the Week 1 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though the player might not be in shape to take the field even if that happens.
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