Chargers sign Joey Bosa to four-year contract
The San Diego Chargers have signed defensive end Joey Bosa to a four-year deal, the team announced on Monday afternoon.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the contract is worth $25.8 million with a $17 million signing bonus, and all money is fully guaranteed. It is the largest upfront signing bonus installment payment in Chargers history for a veteran or rookie.
Bosa and the Chargers had been embroiled in a contract dispute for most of the off-season over the terms of the contract and when his signing bonus would be distributed.
“We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him prepared as quickly as possible for the 2016 season,” general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement releaded on Monday.
The Chargers drafted Bosa with the third overall pick in this year's NFL draft. Bosa recorded 150 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 26 sacks and five forced fumbles in his three years at Ohio State.
Bosa was the last unsigned player from this year's draft class.