Joey Bosa, the former Ohio State star, has finally signed with the San Diego Chargers.
The team shared the contract announcement Monday afternoon on Twitter.
We've signed Joey Bosa to a four-year contract.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 29, 2016
“We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him prepared as quickly as possible for the 2016 season,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said in the announcement on the team’s website.
Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, missed training camp during his holdout. Bosa and the Chargers had disagreed on when his bonus would be paid out and how much he would get if the Chargers cut him before his fourth season.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the 4-year deal is for $25.8 million and there’s a $17 million signing bonus — all guaranteed.
The #Chargers and Joey Bosa reached a 4-year, $25.8M contract, source said. He gets a $17M signing bonus. It's all fully guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2016
ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports that the upfront signing bonus is the biggest in Chargers history.
Chargers compromised on cash flow in years 2,3,4 + gave Joey Bosa largest upfront signing bonus in Chargers history; SD got offset language.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2016