Joey Bosa’s contract negotiation with the Chargers isn’t ugly anymore. It’s nonexistent.
The two sides haven’t spoken in 12 days and the deadline to trade his rights have passed, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday. Bosa has not reported to training camp.
Deadline for Chargers to trade Joey Bosa's draft rights has come and gone. SD never considered it. Two sides now haven't spoken in 12 days.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2016
The former Ohio State star is the only first-round pick still unsigned, and the Chargers reportedly haven’t offered anything close to the value of the No. 3 overall pick. His mom wishes the Bosa camp had “pulled an Eli Manning” on draft day.
This shouldn’t be so complicated. The new CBA in 2012 essentially gave first-rounders slotted salaries, so Bosa’s holdout is the longest since then.
Bosa and the Chargers are at odds as to 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.
Schefter says San Diego never considered trading Bosa. It would have been impossible to anyway, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
If a drafted rookie (Joey Bosa) isn't signed by today, he can't be traded in '16. But, teams have no room in their rookie pools to sign him
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2016
Stay tuned. Something will happen eventually.