NFL rumors last week include Joey Bosa is sitting out the 2016 season because of his contract dispute with the San Diego Chargers. The speculations can become real after the Chargers pulled off their contract offer for the defensive end star prospect Wednesday.
In a press release, the Chargers claimed that they already extended their best contract offer for Bosa and was rejected by Bosa’s camp. The details include that the offer includes, “an initial signing bonus that is larger than any player in the League has received in the last two drafts.”
The Chargers statement also stated that “More money in this calendar year than every player in this year’s draft except one (QB Carson Wentz)”.
The press release added that “The largest payment and the highest percentage of signing bonus received in the first calendar year of any Chargers’ first-round selection since the inception of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).”
Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016
The latest news will add to the drama of the Joey Bosa versus the San Diego Chargers contract dispute controversy.
Two weeks ago, Cheryl Bosa, Joey’s mother posted on Facebook that they should have done “an Eli Manning” and forced a trade from the Chargers on NFL draft day.
With the Chargers pulling off the contract offer, there are NFL rumors of Bosa sitting out a year can now happen. If both sides cannot agree on a deal before Week 10 of the 2016 NFL regular season, Bosa will be ineligible to play this season and he will be allowed to re-enter the NFL draft in 2017.
Bosa was the third overall pick by the Chargers in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Bosa’s camp also released a statement to the media.
“It is unfortunate the San Diego Chargers have decided to manipulate facts and negotiate in the media. The team surely is not strengthening its relationship with Joey Bosa by taking this stance and making their position public,” Bosa’s side stated.
“At this point, all we can do is continue to fight for a fair contract on behalf of our client, as we do for all of our clients. The Chargers can focus on trying to sway public opinion, but our focus will remain on our client and securing a contract for him that is fair and consistent with his draft position.”
NFL rumors previous week’s state that Joey Bosa wants to get paid the whole $17 million signing bonus to be paid this year, but the Chargers want to delay it until next year. There is also an offset language dispute in the contract that can potentially pay more to Bosa if he moves to another team in his fourth year in the league.
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