Biggest winners, losers from Nick Bosa's massive extension from 49ers

Nick Bosa probably winds up on the winning side of things.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages
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The 49ers just made Nick Bosa the highest-paid defender in NFL history, which generates some clear winners and losers.

The San Francisco 49ers just ensured that All-Pro edge Nick Bosa will be a very, very wealthy individual.

The wealthiest individual in NFL history, at least on the defensive side of the ball.

Bosa agreed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension on Wednesday, and his $34 million annual average now exceeds the player who previously held the league record, Los Angeles Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, while Bosa's $122.5 million guaranteed is also a record.

After holding out during training camp and the preseason while awaiting the new deal, Bosa gets his while the Niners pay up.

Despite concerns the holdout would extend into the regular season, San Francisco narrowly avoided being a massive loser by letting things drag out far too long.

But Bosa is the clear winner here, and he kicks off our list of the biggest winners and losers in the wake of his massive contract extension.

Winner: 49ers edge Nick Bosa

Well, this one is too easy.

Bosa managed to earn that Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the NFL in sacks last season, going right into the point where he and the 49ers would engage in extension costs.

The end result, of course, was this:

The terms and yearly breakdowns aren't quote known yet, so it'll be difficult to gauge how front-loaded or back-loaded the extension is.

Either way, Bosa is very wealthy. No other defender in NFL history has earned that much over that span of time.