49ers’ Nick Bosa ‘will not be watching’ Super Bowl LVII
The Super Bowl typically draws millions of viewers and the Feb. 12 contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is expected to be no different.
San Francisco 49ers All-Pro defensive end Nick Bosa apparently won’t be tuning in.
The 49ers were just defeated by the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, so the wounds are likely still fresh for Bosa and company. While Bosa has had a stellar start to his NFL career from an individual standpoint — earning the 2019 AP Defensive Player of the Year award and three Pro Bowl honors — his Niners continue to fall frustratingly close to the ultimate team prize.
Despite holding a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV during Bosa’s rookie season, San Francisco saw the Chiefs score 21 unanswered points in the frame to take a 31-20 victory. The edge rusher was limited to two games during the 2020 campaign due to a torn ACL and the 49ers failed to make the playoffs.
Bosa bounced back in 2021 with career highs in tackles for loss (league-best 21) and forced fumbles (four), but San Francisco was eliminated by the eventual Super Bowl-champion Los Angeles Rams in the NFC title game. During Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia, the Niners were forced to play fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson for half of the offensive snaps due to “Mr. Relevant” Brock Purdy’s elbow injury.
The Chiefs and Eagles kick off Super Bowl LVII at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 12.