Nick Bosa Isn’t Going Anywhere, Neither is Devin White, and Other NFL Bullets
The San Francisco 49ers have some questions to answer if they hope to make it three straight NFC title game appearances in 2023. In his pre-draft press conference on Monday, GM John Lynch tried to answer some of them, including whether or not the 49ers would consider trading Nick Bosa.
- Lynch confirmed reports that teams were calling the 49ers about quarterback Trey Lance on Monday. However, Lynch called that market “hasn’t been extremely active.” Lynch said that the 49ers weren’t actively shopping Lance. However, he would listen to inquiries regarding a trade for the quarterback this offseason.
- But unlike Trey Lance, Lynch made it crystal clear that San Francisco will not be taking calls on Nick Bosa: “That hotline is closed. It never opened,” Lynch said.
- Nick Bosa is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is set to make $17.85 million in 2023. Lynch said a new deal for Bosa is a priority and wants to begin negotiations after the draft. Still, if the 49ers can’t get a deal done with Bosa, he’ll be a free agent next March. Whether via an extension or the franchise tag, one way or another, the 49ers say Bosa is not leaving San Francisco.
- Bosa was an All-Pro and named the PFWA Defensive Player of the Year last season. In 16 games Bosa led the NFL with 18.5 sacks (second most in 49ers history). Bosa also logged 19 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and a pass defense. Bosa recorded a sack in at least 13 games this season and logged a career-high three sacks against the Dolphins in Week 13.
- The 49ers weren’t the only team to confirm that trade inquiries on one of their defensive stars are a non-starter on Monday. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles confirmed that the Bucs have no intention of trading linebacker Devin White:
“We’ve got him for another year like Jason said,” Bowles said at the Bruce Arians Family Foundation Gala, via Scott Reynolds of pewterreport.com. “We discussed it. We’re not trading him, and we’ll go from there. It’s the offseason right now, and nothing counts. We expect him to be there when the season starts.”
- White requested a trade on April 11, hoping that the request would help move along a new contract extension with Tampa Bay. However, it was very soon afterward that it was leaked that Tampa Bay had no intention of trading White. On Monday, Bowles confirmed that.
- When asked about the potential of White holding out of camp … “That’d be up to him,” Bowles said. “We’ll just coach the guys we have there. We have a good crowd in right now. We are happy with everyone who has come in and participated.”
- White has recorded 20.5 sacks, 55 quarterback hits, 35 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and 15 passes defensed since 2019. White was the fifth overall pick in the draft that year.
- According to Adam Schefter, Panthers pass-rusher Brian Burns had surgery on a fracture in his right ankle last week. However, Burns should be healthy in time for the start of training camp:
- Some Jets players seem to be excited about the Aaron Rodgers trade on Monday …
- Luis put together some of the reactions to the news within the Twitter-verse:
- If one thing is clear atop the NFL Draft, it’s that nothing is clear. No one can make up their mind as mock draft season draws to a close.
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