Joey Bosa is still not close to getting on the field.
The former Ohio State star declined the Chargers latest contract offer and the two sides are ‘nowhere’, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He reports it was the Chargers’ best offer.
Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined. Offer pulled. Two sides are nowhere.
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 24, 2016
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. Bosa went No. 3 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Chargers posted their offer on Twitter in an official statement.
Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016
The deadline has passed for the Chargers to trade Bosa this year, but they wouldn’t have been able to anyway because every other team had filled its draft bonus slots on their own picks.