The Chargers make a massive commitment to Joey Bosa during odd times

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Joey Bossa’s grip from 2016 clearly resonated in 2020.

At a time when the NFL is poised for a season of unprecedented chaos, unexpected losses and a potentially sharp drop in the salary cap for 2021, the Chargers made the Bullets a little bit more, with Joey Bosa in NFL history with a massive five Made the highest-paid defensive player. -year, $ 135 million extension. Coupled with $ 14.36 million Bosa was due to make in 2020, it is a six-year deal with a price at signing of $ 24.89 million per year.

The $ 27 million new-money average Leapfrog Browse leaves Defensive & Miles Garrett at $ 2 million per year and Bears Borker Khalil Mack at $ 23 million per year and Rans defensive Aaron Donald at $ 22.5 million per year.

Despite the Chargers being on the verge of a season with no fans in the stands (some would say this is no different from any other season), they broke the bank for Bosa, deep in his cheating presses over relatively small minors. Grabbed issues in his massive boilerplate contract as the third overall pick in the draft. This time around, the Chargers would not have surrendered the fully guaranteed $ 78 million and $ 102 million in total guarantees if they were not afraid of a hold from Bosa, or perhaps even an opt out.

Bosa has 40 career sacks in 51 career games, averaging 0.78 per game. He has one Pro Bowl appearance in four years, and has lost 13 games in four seasons due to injury.

Bossa has tremendous potential and has produced significant at times, but his high water mark for single-season burrows is only 12.5 – with Melvin Ingram on the other side of the line to dilute the attention that Bossa dedicated to Can.

And so the deal can be called nothing but a grand slam for Bosa, especially in light of current issues that involve the Chargers and the rest of the NFL. Although the final number will tell the full story, there are early indications in the situation that Bosa received every penny, and possibly some then, from the Chargers.

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