The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to terms on a contract extension with one of their defensive cornerstones in pass rusher Joey Bosa. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bosa will sign a historic five-year, $135 million extension with Los Angeles. The Chargers confirmed Bosa’s deal via social media.
Chargers and DE Joey Bosa reached agreement on a 5-year, $135 million extension that ties him to LA the next six years, league sources tell ESPN. He had $78M fully guaranteed at signing and $102M guaranteed – a new NFL defensive record.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2020
Less than a week after Browns signed defensive end Myles Garrett to an extension, Joey Bosa was rewarded with one of his own heading into his fifth year as a pro. Though injuries put a bit of a damper on his first three seasons, Bosa was able to bounce back and play all 16 games in 2019 and has become one of the best edge threats in the AFC.
Bosa would finish last season with 11.5 sacks to go along with 18 TFL and earned Pro Bowl honors for the second time in his short career. When healthy, Bosa and Melvin Ingram provide a menacing pass-rushing tandem to pair with a deep secondary for the Chargers. If Bosa, Ingram and standout safety Derwin James can all manage to stay healthy, LA could surprise some people and be one of the best defensive units in the NFL.