The Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa have reached an agreement on a five-year, $ 135 million extension that will link him to Los Angeles for the next six years, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
Bosa’s deal includes $ 78 million fully guaranteed by signing and $ 102 million guaranteed, sources said, the majority by a defensive player in NFL history.
The deal is the largest the Chargers have ever delivered and is the first $ 100 million deal in franchise history, according to ESPN’s Statistics and Information research.
Bosa, who reported to training camp Tuesday, is entering the final season of his rookie contract, for which he is slated to earn $ 14.4 million.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Monday that even with the expected drop in the salary cap in 2021, the Chargers’ finances remain in line with their plans regarding contracts. Otherwise, Telesco had declined to comment on specific contractual situations.
Selected twice in the Pro Bowl, Bosa was the No. 3 overall pick in 2016, when he earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He had 11.5 sacks last season, totaling 40 in his career, the second longest in four seasons by a Chargers player since sacks were made official in 1982, according to ESPN Stats & Info. (Leslie O’Neal He was 42.5 over four seasons.)