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49ers Preparing to Offer Contract Extension to Two Stars This Offseason

Adam Taylor McKillop
The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to offer contract extensions to two of its biggest stars this offseason.
The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to offer contract extensions to two of its biggest stars this offseason. / Douglas P. DeFelice/GettyImages

After a disappointing finish to a somewhat surprising NFC Championship run, the San Francisco 49ers enter the offseason with some big decisions to make in free agency.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's probable departure may steal most of the headlines, but general manager John Lynch has plans to lock up two of the 49ers biggest stars with contract extensions.

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Lynch spoke to media on Tuesday, explaining that his staff has already budgeted contract extensions for both Nick Bosa and Deebo Samuel. Music to the ears of the 49ers faithful.

"And so, just to get it out of the way, with [Deebo] and Nick, we fully understand these guys are pillars of what we're trying to do here. We've been blessed that we've been aggressive, because we've had a lot of players that we believe are some of the best in the league at what they do. And these guys are no different."

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There's no question the importance of Bosa and Samuel to their respective defensive and offensive units. Samuel was an absolute monster on offense, especially after Kyle Shanahan's midseason decision to utilize him both as a receiver and rusher. He ranked third in the NFL with 1,770 yards from scrimmage and led the team with both 8 rushing TDs and 6 scores on the ground.

Bosa started and played in 17 games while recording nearly 10 more sacks (15.5) than anyone else on San Fran's defense. His 15.5 sacks ranked fourth in the NFL and the start of his career has all the makings of an all-time elite pass-rusher.

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