Nick Bosa signs with CAA, officially ending college career

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Nick Bosa has made it clear that he’ll be entering the draft. And the former Buckeye has now officially crossed the proverbial Rubicon.

Per a league source, Bosa signed with CAA to handle the negotiations on his football contract. By rule, Bosa officially has sacrificed any remaining college eligibility by hiring an agents.

He’ll be represented by the same CAA agents who represent his brother, Joey: Tom Condon, Todd France, and Brian Ayrault. Bosa officially signed on November 18.

In 2016, Joey Bosa held out deep into the preseason in a dispute with the Chargers over signing-bonus cash flow and offsets on guaranteed payments, two of the very few areas in which actual negotiation can happen for players taken at the top of the draft.

Nick Bosa, who previously announced that he won’t be returning from an injury and will be preparing for the draft, is expected to be taken early, like Joey. There’s a chance Nick Bosa will be the first overall pick.

And, of course, if the Raiders take him, Nick Bosa eventually will be traded to an NFC team for two first-round draft picks.

16 responses to “Nick Bosa signs with CAA, officially ending college career

  1. “And, of course, if the Raiders take him, Nick Bosa eventually will be traded to an NFC team for two first-round draft picks.”

    Oh, that was snide, Florio. Probably true, though.

  2. I thought withdrawing from school would have made him ineligible but this is ohio st we’re talking about

  3. Continuing to comment about the Khalil Mack trade – seriously? Obviously the Raiders should have paid him $90M to have continue to have the 26th ranked defense and go 7-9 and miss the playoffs right?

  4. Can you imagine bookend Bosa’s? Chargers need to pull a Ricky Williams for this guy.

    If it wasn’t for the health risks with these 2 I would be serious.

  5. A huge question in my mind is if the Raiders are in a position to draft Bosa, would Bosa be willing to play on a team coached by a backstabbing egomaniac like Gruden? There’s every possibility that Bosa would pull a John Elway / Eli Manning in such an event.

  6. would Bosa be willing to play on a team coached by a backstabbing egomaniac like Gruden?
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    Then trade him for 2 first round picks like the story says.

  7. r8rsfan says:
    November 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    would Bosa be willing to play on a team coached by a backstabbing egomaniac like Gruden?
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    Then trade him for 2 first round picks like the story says.

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    Actually the story says that the Gruden would “EVENTUALLY” trade Bosa for 2 1st rounders – which presumes that he becomes as good as Khalil Mack after 3 years in the league.

    Since Bosa hasn’t yet played an NFL series, there is NO TEAM that will be willing to trade 2 1st rounders for Bosa if he refuses to play for Gruden. So Gruden would then be forced to trade down for lesser compensation in which case the picks he receives will probably not pan out (par on the course with Gruden’s abysmal track record of drafting).

  8. Hopefully Nick Bosa can get healthy and stay healthy. His brother certainly hasn’t been able to. There are a lot of good players in the draft. Bosa doesn’t look like anywhere near the number 1 pick. Didn’t he quit on Ohio State?

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