Nick Bosa was preparing to land in San Francisco, a city where about 45 percent of registered voters are Democrats.
Ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, Bosa decided to stop tweeting anything related to politics and deleted tweets criticizing former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Beyonce and even Marvel’s Black Panther.
After he was selected as the No. 2 overall pick by the 49ers on Thursday, Bosa addressed his past social media posts.
“I love the Bay Area and I’m excited to play there,” he said. “I was a little insensitive in some of the things I said. I’ve learned a lot in the past few months.”
The tweets included his praise for President Donald Trump in the past and also tweets that called Kaepernick a “clown” due to his protest of social injustice and police brutality during the national anthem before games.
The former Ohio State defensive lineman said he previously loved getting into arguments on Twitter over his political beliefs, but noted he knew that could possibly hurt his draft stock.
“I had to (stop tweeting politics),” he told ESPN. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
Bosa, 21, tallied six tackles, four sacks and forced two fumbles in three games for the Buckeyes last season before being sidelined in mid-September with a core muscle injury.