On Thursday night, the San Francisco 49ers made former Ohio State star Nick Bosa the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
In the weeks leading up to the draft, Bosa revealed he deleted pro-Donald Trump tweets and anti-Colin Kaepernick posts on social media in anticipation of ending up in San Francisco.
On Friday, during his introductory press conference, reporters asked Bosa about a controversial tweet he sent about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
In the tweet, Bosa called Kaepernick a "clown."
He apologized for the post on Friday afternoon.
"I respect what he’s done and if it’s empowered anybody that’s a good thing," Bosa said via 49ers report Cam Inman.
The tweet about Colin Kaepernick dates back to August 2016.
Bosa attributed the comment to a spur-of-the-moment decision he made as a teenager.
Regardless of his political beliefs, San Francisco drafted him to play football - which he's done well for his entire life. Many thought Bosa was the best pass rusher in the class and potentially the best overall prospect in the draft.
He'll look to continue the dominant ways of the Bosa brothers on the field this season.
Bosa gets the chance to hunt top quarterbacks like Jameis Winston, Ben Roethlisberger and Baker Mayfield in the first four weeks of the season.