Bosa underwent surgery after suffering a core muscle injury against Texas Christian in September. It turned out to be his last play. He’s expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft next spring, if not the first overall pick.
Here’s how fans, current and former teammates and media reacted to the news:
Nick Bosa’s decision certainly hurts Ohio State’s chances at a national title, but it’s a no-brainer for the likely No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft. Anyone in disagreement is wanting him to play for their own benefit rather than see him stay healthy and get paid.
It’s crazy to see how many “fans” who used to sing Nick Bosa’s praises are calling him names. As long as he was honest with his team and his coaches, it’s a non issue. He has a lot on the line (potential #1 pick) and gave a lot to OSU Football. I wish you luck @nbsmallerbear!
Does it suck that Nick Bosa is not coming back? YES. Does it lessen Ohio State’s chance to win the Natty? YES. Does it give anyone the right to come at @nbsmallerbear and criticize him for being honest to his team and securing his future. #AbsoFreakinLutley NOT. Get outta here...
Really glad I don’t run an Ohio State Twitter account anymore so I don’t have to purposely see people who witnessed Jaylon Smith’s career altering injury in a meaningless exhibition do mental gymnastics to criticize Nick Bosa’s business decision