Chargers exercise Joey Bosa’s 2020 option

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Thursday night will be a big one for Nick Bosa, but he’s not the only member of the family getting some news about his future this week.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Chargers have exercised their option on Joey Bosa‘s contract for the 2020 season. The move ensures that the 2016 first-round pick will remain under team control for two more seasons and there will likely be talks about a longer stay in L.A.

Bosa was the third overall pick in 2016 and missed the first four games of his rookie year with a hamstring injury he suffered after signing his contract late in training camp. Bosa had 10.5 sacks as a rookie and 12.5 sacks in his second season before being limited to seven appearances last year by a foot injury.

Bosa remained productive once he was healthy enough to play and will look to continue making his case for a huge second contract while wearing a new number in 2019.

11 responses to “Chargers exercise Joey Bosa’s 2020 option

  1. 35 games, 28 sacks. Good batting average, just needs more ABs. Still only 23, so if he gets by the injury bug he’ll make $20/year in two years. Have to buy his bro something as he’ll only make $6-7 a year (pretty much all upfront)

  2. And we are just assuming Joey will be okay with this? No way. He won’t play under that.

  3. I hope Bosa’s agent reminds the Chargers that the first games he missed were entirely due to the holdout caused by the team’s failed attempt at offset language.

    Something along the lines of “hey, let’s not do anything stupid, shall we?” is probably too blunt, but there needs to be a reminder.

  4. That organization is going to regret the day they held Bosa hostage for his rookie contract.
    They can franchise him a couple of times, after that, he’s gone.

  5. binarymath says:
    April 23, 2019 at 10:51 am
    I hope Bosa’s agent reminds the Chargers that the first games he missed were entirely due to the holdout caused by the team’s failed attempt at offset language.

    Something along the lines of “hey, let’s not do anything stupid, shall we?” is probably too blunt, but there needs to be a reminder.

    False…..Offset language is/was the same that Ezekiel Elliott had…The holdout was caused by the agent Bosa had (that he fired) during the contract talks…Bosa signed when he changed agents

  6. Guy has missed 25% of the games his team has played. He’s very productive when he’s in the lineup but some guys just get nicked up a lot. His brother seems to have the same issue. I think they will both go down as talented players who underachieved due to injury.

  7. Buyer beware on drafting his brother early on Thursday. Remember he was injured and sat out most of last season.

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