There had been speculation on social media during the previous day that a trade involving Bosa and the 49ers could happen before Week 1.
Shanahan would want not to have to respond to any Internet-based trade rumors. But that's the jam we're in right now.
The 49ers general manager had a one-word answer when asked if Bosa was up for trade. "No," Shanahan said, adding,
"I haven't talked to many people about it (Bosa trade speculations).Shanahan told reporters in Santa Clara, "But I'm very sure I know how I feel. "I believe everyone would agree."
When training camp started, Bosa, the NFL's reigning defensive player of the year, was nowhere to be seen.
He was suspended for the entire preseason, missing all three games and paying fines totaling over $1 million.
It's still inconceivable that San Francisco would trade away their best player. The team has a wide-open opportunity to win the Super Bowl right now. Bosa most assuredly plays a significant role in this.
Bosa, at 25, is in talks for a contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the NFL who is not a quarterback. The annual value of the deal should be around $32 million, with a sizable portion of that being guaranteed income.