It seems that the drama in San Diego with Joey Bosa is now over.
As reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, rookie Joey Bosa has ended his holdout and has signed with the San Diego Chargers on Monday. This deal ends one of the more controversial rookie holdouts in recent memory.
Bosa was holding out as him and the Chargers were in a deadlock over how the guarantees in his contract would be distributed
The details of the contract have been yet to be announced, but as Ian Rapoport mentioned, Bosa inked a four-year, $25.8 million deal. The fully guaranteed pact comes with a $17 million signing bonus.
This happens to be the largest bonus in San Diego Chargers history for a veteran or rookie.
Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco made remarks in a statement that was released by the club that was, “We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him prepared as quickly as possible for the 2016 season.” While it is a great thing that Joey Bosa has signed his deal, it means he won’t have much time to learn the playbook.
Due to him holding out as long as he did, he is not giving him or Chargers coaches enough time to teach him the playbook.
As this holdout kept going on, it became nastier as both parties were taking shots at each other. I feel that there will be a lot of pressure on Joey Bosa. He will need to learn the defensive playbook in a short amount of time and he needs to prove to people in the San Diego area that he is worth the wait.
The biggest thing facing Joey this season is proving himself to San Diego management. He needs to prove to them that he is worth the contract they gave him. It will be interesting to see how Joey Bosa does this season in San Diego and helps the Chargers try and capture the AFC West title.