Joey Bosa Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Defensive Player

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Bosa Banks In Record-Setting Deal

The Los Angeles Chargers and their defensive end Joey Bosa have reached an agreement on a contract extension. According to reports, Bosa will receive a five-year, 135 million dollar extension. 

The deal is the first $100 million dollar deal in Chargers franchise history. Upon signing the deal, Bosa will receive $78 million dollars, with a total of $102 million dollars guaranteed throughout the contract making him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. 

The 25-year-old Bosa has put together four strong seasons to start his NFL career. 

Daily Coronavirus Update

There are 16.8 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 661,000 deaths. The U.S. has 4.3 million cases with nearly 150,000 deaths. 

JAMA released a study today that finds that school closures back in the spring when there were still many unknowns, probably saved lives and prevented more COVID cases. The finding, published in a study titled Association Between Statewide School Closure and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in the U.S., found that “there was a temporal association between statewide school closure and lower COVID-19 incidence and mortality, although some of the reductions may have been related to other concurrent nonpharmaceutical interventions.”

The spring school closures in the “US was temporally associated with decreased COVID-19 incidence and mortality; states that closed schools earlier, when cumulative incidence of COVID-19 was low, had the largest relative reduction in incidence and mortality. However, it remains possible that some of the reduction may have been related to other concurrent nonpharmaceutical interventions.”

However, experts are warning that the findings may be outdated since we are learning new things about the virus, and how to protect ourselves and each other, quite frequently. 

Julie Donahue and Elizabeth Miller wrote in an editorial on JAMA on the study, 

“Bringing students back to school for in-person instruction may be feasible with a precision public health approach. Schools are considering hybrid online and in-person instruction, limiting after-school programs, and reconfiguring spaces, food preparation, and distribution. Rather than a one-size-fits-all recommendation, school districts should rely on best available evidence including local [COVID] prevalence, policies and practices regarding mask-wearing, and risk of transmission among children of different ages.”

The NBA Season in the Orlando Bubble begins tomorrow night, yesterday NBA Players Association Executive Director Michel Roberts told ESPN that if tomorrow looks like today, the NBA 2021 season could be played in a bubble as well.

Roberts went on to say she is, "praying that there will be a different set of circumstances that will allow us to play in a different way," "But all I know is what I know now. So it may be that, if the bubble is the way to play, then that is likely gonna be the way we play next season if things remain as they are". 

The NBA has set a target date of December 1st to begin play for the 2021 season. Earlier today the NBA announced that they once again have zero positive tests of the 344 players tested since July 20th.