Things are officially weird between Joey Bosa and the Chargers.
The team released a statement detailing the contract it offered to Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft who is still not with the team because he hasn’t agreed to a contract.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported it was the Chargers’ “best offer”, but that negotiations are still “nowhere.”
Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016
The Chargers said they offered Bosa the largest signing bonus of any player in the last two drafts and more upfront money than anyone taken this year, outside of Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
Bosa is the only first round pick still not signed, and the NFL season is just over two weeks away.
Bosa and the Chargers are at odds about when his bonus will be paid out and about how much they’d owe him if he’s cut in his fourth year. Top-5 picks usually don’t get held up by such minor contract details and often get their bonuses up front.