Report: Chargers, Bosa accept 5-year, $135M deal
The Los Angeles Chargers are putting their money on Joey Bosa for the long term.
The defensive end and the group consented to an agreement extension that includes one of the most ensured money ever for an NFL defensive player, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.
Bosa’s five-year, $135 million extension features $102 million guaranteed, consisting of $78 million totally ensured at finalizing, per Schefter.
The extension will begin after Bosa’s rookie agreement that runs through 2020, a year in which he is set to make $14.4 million.
Bosa is the first player ever to land a nine-figure contract from the Chargers, according to ESPN.
Bosa, 25, has 40 profession sacks in 51 games (49 starts) since the Chargers made him the third general pick in the 2016 draft out of Ohio State. He logged 11.5 sacks and one required fumble while starting all 16 games in 2015, and got his 2nd Pro Bowl selection.
The Chargers, coming off a 5-11 season, had veterans report to camp Tuesday for COVID-19 tests. The group is scheduled to open the season Sept. 13 at Cincinnati.