Report: Chargers, Joey Bosa agree to a five-year, $135 million extension

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No wonder Joey Bosa took his time getting to training camp.

He surely had a big smile underneath his mask when he entered the team facility.

The Chargers and the defensive end reached agreement on a five-year, $135 million extension that goes through the 2025 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bosa will receiver $78 million fully guaranteed at signing and $102 million guaranteed, Schefter adds.

It’s $2 million more in guaranteed money than Myles Garrett recently received from the Browns.

Bosa was scheduled to make $14.36 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

The third overall pick of the 2016 draft made 40 sacks his first four seasons.

39 responses to “Report: Chargers, Joey Bosa agree to a five-year, $135 million extension

  1. Let’s see if there is even an NFL toward the middle or end of this contract. Methinks the heyday of professional sports is in the rear view mirror, and contracts like this will become a thing of the past. Can’t payout these kind of contracts without the income.

  2. For reference it would take 100 years of working earning $100,000 per year to accumulate $10 million.

    No surprise normal Joes are getting disenfranchised with owners, athletes, Hollywood, musicians, politicians, who are completely detached from real life.

  3. Damn, that’s alot of dough. Only three maybe four positions in the NFLthat make this kind of bank. QB, CB, left OL tackle and maybe a good WR. Chime in.

  4. Just like the Myles Garrett contract, will be a good deal in two years as long as the salary cap goes back up by then. All depends on covid honestly.

  5. All these recent contracts are going to bury these teams when the fan base and revenue fall in half from covid and kneeling.

  6. The Chargers just drafted a rookie 1st round QB and have him on a team friendly deal for at least the next 4 seasons, so they can spend some cash. Good for Bosa. Dude is a beast. All the players that didn’t take deals before this season just lost millions of dollars with the cap expected to drop over the next 2 years.

  7. Garrett and Bosa are just above average. This kind of money is going to kill teams when healthy/not crazy guys need signed.

    It’s sad to see bad teams like the browns and chargers having to pay for pieces that won’t help them get the number of players they need to win playoff games. And by the time they accumulate the draft picks, that need 2-3 years to develop, these huge contracts either forces the player to be released or restructure. And if they restructure, they are past their prime.

  8. $27MM AAV? Vikings extended Danielle Hunter for $14.4MM AAV two years ago, and he had 41.5 sacks his first four years. Both players are currently 25 years old.

    That’s a lot of inflation for edge rushers in two years. I didn’t realize their pay doubled in two years.

    Or maybe they overpaid.

  9. Remember how sure everyone was that he’d leave as soon as he could after the ugly rookie holdout? 5 years is a long time to hold a grudge

  10. He’s good. But not as good as his brother and bit of a one trick pony. Not sure i would have done this deap myself but i get why they did it.

  11. I would do a contract with Bosa only if the salary was divided by 16. If he plays in all 16 games, he gets 100%, if he only plays in 4 games he gets 25%, and so on. But if he plays in 16 games he’s worth every penny. I’m not disputing that. In fact, I’d give him an extra bonus if he plays in all the games.

  12. When he’s playing he makes their whole defense better. If they can keep his foot healthy, he’ll be worth it until the last year of this contract.

  13. mudachains says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm
    For reference it would take 100 years of working earning $100,000 per year to accumulate $10 million.

    No surprise normal Joes are getting disenfranchised with owners, athletes, Hollywood, musicians, politicians, who are completely detached from real life.

    105 35 Rate This

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    Yet they are constantly acting and commenting like temporarily disenfranchised billionaires. Weird.

  14. Norseman says:
    July 29, 2020 at 12:10 am
    $27MM AAV? Vikings extended Danielle Hunter for $14.4MM AAV two years ago, and he had 41.5 sacks his first four years. Both players are currently 25 years old.

    That’s a lot of inflation for edge rushers in two years. I didn’t realize their pay doubled in two years.

    Or maybe they overpaid.

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    He also plays in a division with Patrick Mahomes, which places an even bigger premium on having a good pass rush.

  15. Terrible deal. 4/5/6 extra sacks a season won’t win you 3/4 extra games. Maybe 1, if they’re lucky, 2. That’s over the first two years (first year of which is a Covid season that may not exist). So, not worth the money. If you want fans in seats, score some points and get an offense going. Not that SD….I mean LA cares about fans.

  16. Bosa a really good player-when he is healthy. Unfortunately that is rarely the case. There’s always injury issues with him & will likely increase as he gets older with more wear ‘n tear on his body

  17. We are seeing a lot of astronomical contracts being thrown around the league right now.

    With the current state of affairs, it’s hampering this season and next season too.

    I can smell a ton of litigation coming up in 2021. Why? Because teams are going to arm wrestle about gauranteed monies and these players aren’t going to have that.

    Sporting is about to change in big ways.

  18. As a Raider fan I like this move, Bosa is very good but not at the price. Makes it tougher for the Chargers in the long run….I would have tried to get a Mack/Adams type of trade for him and build for the future with your new rookie QB.

  19. SMH… What kind of contracts would true edge rushing game-changers on defense have commanded? Dudes like Reggie White, Derrick Thomas, Lawrence Taylor…

  20. mudachains says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm
    For reference it would take 100 years of working earning $100,000 per year to accumulate $10 million.

    No surprise normal Joes are getting disenfranchised with owners, athletes, Hollywood, musicians, politicians, who are completely detached from real life.
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    Honest question…what would you expect/like Bosa to do? Turn down this extension, citing ‘normal joes’ and how they don’t get paid millions of dollars for their chosen profession?

  21. pooman420 says:
    July 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm
    “Overpaid” – People who have never heard of supply and demand.

    67 53 Rate This

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    Umm, some of us know the market and know the cap will drop by 50 mil+ next year.

    Try to keep up, hotshot.

  22. The team is in their prime, the questions is is Herbert the answer?? Cause the last thing you want is a Christian Ponder or a Kyle Boller struggling with a team that’s built for a SB run and you end up wasting the prime of the team while he doesn’t develop.

  23. Another overpaid D lineman!!

    No other position is easier to take out of a game.

    JJ watt never does anything in a playoff game
    Suh and Donald did nothing in the SB

    Double them chip them and they are easily taken away

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