Donald Trump congratulates 49ers’ Nick Bosa on being drafted
Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa was taken by the San Francisco 49ers with the second overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday night, which kind of created an awkward situation.
Bosa is a known supporter of President Donald Trump, which does not mix too well with the Bay Area, a generally liberal section.
The 21-year-old even had to delete tweets about his support for Trump in order to quell some of the noise, but, of course, as long as he produces, it’s doubtful that 49ers fans will care all that much about his political stance.
After Bosa was drafted, Trump himself took to Twitter to congratulate him:
Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2019
Bosa, whose older brother, Joey, plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, played in just three games during his junior campaign at Ohio State as a result of undergoing core muscle surgery back in September.
When he was on the field, he registered 14 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks, a forced fumble and a defensive touchdown, which is pretty incredible production for just three games.
He arrived at Ohio State back in 2016, and in his freshman year, he totaled 29 tackles, seven tackles for loss and five sacks.
Bosa’s best season, however, came during his sophomore campaign, when he racked up 34 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble, truly putting himself on the map.
San Francisco is coming off of a season in which it won just four games. The Niners have not made the playoffs since 2013, and outside of a stretch between 2011 and 2013 when the club made three straight trips to the postseason, the 49ers have made the playoffs just three times since 2003.