The San Francisco 49ers could be without one of their top stars against the Steelers in Week 1, according to a report by Tony Pauline of Sportskeeda. Pauline depicts that Bosa’s holdout might not be something that only causes him to miss training camp, but it could drag out into the regular season.
Bosa wants to be paid near what Aaron Donald received, which was over $30 million annually. He is looking to eclipse the mark set by Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt, who is currently the highest-paid edge rusher in the entire NFL. Apparently, Bosa’s representatives and the 49ers have had little communication since the holdout began, leading to questions on if he will actually miss some games.
“Sources tell me the Bosa situation could last a while and it’s not out of the question the three-time Pro Bowler could miss the start of the season due to the contract dispute,” Pauline wrote.
For the Steelers, that would be huge. Bosa is one of the NFL’s very best pass rushers and the Steelers really do not have an offensive tackle that can match what Bosa brings to the table there. That does not mean they are without ballers, Arik Armstead is a high-level player, but the 49ers missing Bosa is a significant thing that must be watched. Should he be out of the first game, it will make the Steelers chances of walking out of Acrisure Stadium with a win much better.