Chargers Signing DE Joey Bosa To Five-Year, $135M Extension

     

Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers are signing DE Joey Bosa to a five-year, $135 million extension that will keep in him Los Angeles for the next six seasons.

According to Schefter, the contract includes a $78 million signing bonus and $102 million fully guaranteed, which is a new NFL record for defensive players. 

This comes shortly after the Browns locked up DE Myles Garrett to a record contract for a non-quarterback player. Bosa’s deal tops Garrett’s contract with Cleveland. 

Bosa, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2016. He finished his four-year, $25.8 million rookie contract, and Los Angeles wound up exercising his fifth-year option in April of last year. 

Bosa was set to play out the 2020 season under the fifth-year option, which was worth $17.128 million and became fully guaranteed at the start of the 2020 league year. 

In 2019, Bosa appeared in all 16 games and recorded 67 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. 

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