49ers rumors: 5 teams tried to trade for Nick Bosa, per Jay Glazer

There are plenty of other teams who would have been willing to pay up for Nick Bosa.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, five teams tried trading with the 49ers for Nick Bosa during his holdout.

One of the San Francisco 49ers' top items on their to-do list was ensuring All-Pro edge rusher Nick Bosa finally got paid.

Just prior to the regular season beginning, they did, inking Bosa to a five-year, $170 million extension that now makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history. That contract followed a lengthy holdout that lasted from training camp and through the preseason. And there were some doubts that Bosa would miss regular-season games, too.

On top of that, especially during such holdouts, there are talks that a team like the Niners might entertain trading Bosa if they reached an impasse with his contract talks. After all, they went through something similar back in 2020 when defensive tackle DeForest Buckner couldn't come to an extension agreement.

San Francisco subsequently traded him to the Indianapolis Colts for him to get his contract.

The 49ers don't appear to have had those conversations with other teams, but that didn't stop other teams from contacting the Niners about Bosa, per the latest from Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer reports that 5 teams contacted 49ers about trading for Nick Bosa

On Sunday, prior to San Francisco's regular-season opener on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Glazer broke down a brief report that said five teams had contacted general manager John Lynch about trading for Bosa:

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Whatever trade would have likely generated a massive return for the 49ers, who entered the year pressed up against the salary cap but were able to engineer some roster restructures to alleviate the pressure.

However, obviously so, Lynch and the Niners felt Bosa would serve them best not as a trade chip but as a reigning Defensive Player of the Year for a team ready to win a Super Bowl right now.

Bosa will square off against the Steelers when both teams square off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday from Pittsburgh.

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