San Francisco 49ers fans have been over the moon after reports emerged about Nick Bosa finally putting an end to his contract holdout with the team. The All-Pro DL is now set to put pen to paper on a record-breaking five-year deal worth $170 million.
That’s not all the good news the Niners had for its fans on Wednesday, though.
San Francisco 49ers Rookie Jake Moody Expected to Play Vs. Steelers
There has been a lot of hype surrounding rookie kicker Jake Moody ahead of his debut campaign for the Niners. This comes as no surprise considering how San Francisco used their third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to scoop up the Michigan alum.
The Jake Moody hype train took an abrupt stop, though, after it was revealed that the 23-year-old had suffered a quad injury during the final week of preseason. However, Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan himself stated on Wednesday that the highly-touted rookie should be good to do for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers:
“Just as long as he doesn’t have a setback,” Shanahan said, via Michael David Smith of PFT. “He’s looking good now and I feel good about him and I’d be surprised if he’s not there. So, we’ll keep going at the pace we’re at. As long as he doesn’t have a setback, we should be all right.”
While Shanahan hasn’t officially confirmed Moody’s status for the season opener, all signs are pointing toward the young man making his highly-anticipated debut on Sunday.
Nick Bosa Ends Contract Holdout With San Francisco 49ers
$170 million. That’s the amount of money it took for Nick Bosa to finally decide to report back to work. While it ultimately led to a happy ending — much to the pleasure of Niners fans everywhere — this entire saga did not come without a lot of drama.
As the new season drew closer, doubt started to creep in surrounding Bosa’s availability for the team’s first game of the campaign. After all, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t going to report back to the team unless he got his money, which likely also meant that he was willing to sit out games just to make his point.
It’s a good thing that it did not come to that, and now, Nick Bosa is definitely going to be in the starting lineup on Sunday.