His "Kaepernick is a clown" tweet came on the morning of August 31, 2016, just as Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem was becoming public and a day before the 49ers exhibition finale at San Diego when he began kneeling alongside teammate Eric Reid.
Bosa also seemed to look forward to having a fresh start and putting his social media history behind him.
"I feel like we are two different receivers", Riley Ridley said. Just to be an hour down the road, I think, is a God thing.
It is probably a good thing for the Chiefs and the player they might have taken that they had the night off. "I apologize for that".
He began deleting conservative or anti-Kaepernick tweets weeks before the draft simply due to the possibility that he might get drafted by the 49ers. In pairing Smith with Justin Smith, the 49ers' pass rush took off. Aldon Smith collected 42 sacks in his first 43 games and Justin Smith served as the strong, powerful complement.
"I definitely made some insensitive decisions throughout my life, and I'm just excited to be here with a clean slate", Bosa said Friday after getting drafted by San Francisco.
After a brief acknowledgement, he said: "I'm sorry if I hurt anybody".
In the lead-up to this year's edition of the world's greatest shopping bazaar, as I did my homework talking to as many decision makers as possible, one after another told me this was a draft that just didn't have enough legit first-round prospects.
With the addition of both Bosa and the free agency signing of EDGE Dee Ford, the 49ers' defensive line has seen a drastic improvement prior to the commencement of the 2019 National Football League season.
In addition, general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan said their staff did extensive work interviewing those who know Bosa best. They had gotten to know Bosa through a series of meetings and chatted up his teammates and coaches to gain perspective before making him one of their marquee players. As a 16-year-old in high school, you kind of don't think something like that will come back and bite you.
Team CEO Jed York offered beforehand to join him on the dais as a sign of support, but Bosa declined.
"I'm definitely a hard worker". I'm going to grow up, I'm gonna learn a lot of new things. That shows their appreciation for me and how much I appreciate them. "That's what we thought he'd do and we're proud of him for that".