As the Chargers and Joey Bosa continue haggling over a contract far longer into the preseason than anyone could have imagined when they took him with the third overall pick, there are signs of potential progress.
USA Today reports that the two sides are speaking after previously giving each other the silent treatment for more than two weeks.
However, a source tells PFT the sides are not close to a deal. The Chargers have long insisted that Bosa needs to accept both a deferral of the payment of some of his signing bonus and offset language that would save the Chargers some money if they cut Bosa and he signs with someone else. Bosa’s camp has insisted that he will not sign a contract with both of those terms. Until one side gives ground, merely talking isn’t enough.
Eventually, Bosa will almost certainly sign with the Chargers. It’s unthinkable that a third overall pick could sit out his entire rookie season and enter the next year’s draft. But just because they’re talking, doesn’t mean an agreement is close.