Shanahan, Jimmy G praise Bosa for his on-field intelligence


ick Bosa is often praised for his incredible athleticism and strength as a pass-rusher. After a torn ACL brought his second NFL season to an early end, Bosa has put together an impressive 2021 campaign, with 11 sacks in 11 games for the 49ers.

When asked about the 49ers’ star pass-rusher on Wednesday, both head coach Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo complimented Bosa’s intelligence and ability to understand the game.

“I think Nick’s one of the smarter players I’ve ever been around,” Shanahan said. “He’s extremely talented. But just the detail, he looks into everything. If you ever sit and listen to him and Trent Williams just have a conversation about one pass rush move. I mean, I barely can see it all and then you hear them talk about 25 different things that happened in three seconds. And you see the technical stuff that he’s always on, so the more he goes against guys, the more he studies tape, not everyone’s like that, but he soaks in a lot and he applies to his game, which has been real impressive.”

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