49ers' Bosa: 'I have a lot of faith' future extension talks will be smooth

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Although Nick Bosa probably won't receive a contract extension until next year, the San Francisco 49ers pass-rusher is expecting an easygoing process once negotiations begin.

"I have a lot of faith that when the time comes, it will be smooth," Bosa told The Mercury News' Cam Inman.

The two-time Pro Bowler still has two years remaining on his current contract, including a team option for the 2023 season.

Last week, general manager John Lynch didn't dismiss the possibility of extending Bosa in 2022. However, he suggested it's more likely to happen next year.

"As long as we're here, Nick Bosa is going to be a part of the Niners, and he's going to get paid handsomely to do so," Lynch said.

San Francisco has been willing to pay its star talent. Deebo Samuel inked a three-year extension worth up to $73.5 million Monday, while George Kittle and Fred Warner are among the players who've also received new deals over the last few years.

The Niners currently hold the least amount of cap space in the league with just $3.3 million available, according to Over The Cap. They could create additional room by moving on from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and his $24.2-million salary.

Bosa enjoyed a bounce-back campaign last year after missing all but two games due to a torn ACL in 2020. He racked up 52 tackles, 15.5 sacks, and a league-leading 21 tackles for loss.

The Ohio State product tallied 32 tackles, nine sacks, and 16 tackles for loss en route to winning 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

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