The most controversial rookie holdout since the newest CBA was inked has finally come to an end.
Joey Bosa, the third-overall pick in the 2016 draft, has signed with the San Diego Chargers.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Ohio State product inked a four-year, $25.8 million fully guaranteed deal, with the largest signing bonus in Chargers history for a veteran or rookie at a whopping $17 million.
The whole ordeal was a public relations nightmare for both sides, with highlights including Bosa’s mother taking to Facebook earlier this month to say that she wished her son “pulled an Eli Manning on draft day” and a team statement a week ago that stated Bosa’s ability to contribute has been “jeopardized by the valuable time he has missed”.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end tallied 26 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, 50.5 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles over 41 games with the Buckeyes.
But having missed most of camp and the first three preseasons game, coaches and fans will have a hard time imagining that their coveted draft pick can make an immediate impact come September.
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