Breath easy Chargers fans. Your first round draft pick is finally signed. After a 31-day holdout and bitter dispute, Joey Bosa and San Diego agreed to a contract. The deal is a four year deal that will include a team option for the fifth year. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reporting the deal is worth $25.8 million with a $17 million signing bonus. Rapoport added the contract is “fully guaranteed.”
This comes just in time for the possibility that he might be ready to go by the start of the regular season, and even possibly Thursday for their final preseason game. It will be interesting to see how the coaching staff and team responds to his presence and how the fans will react. He missed valuable time over the past month and that might cause him to not see the field immediately. The sooner he can get there, the sooner he can contribute and make San Diego better (it doesn’t take much), which is what the fans need to see.