Somewhere out there, a Brinks truck full of cash has found a new home. The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a massive extension with defensive end Joey Bosa.
The former Ohio State Buckeye agreed to a five-year, $135 million deal per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bosa’s new contract includes $102 million guaranteed and $78 million of that, guaranteed at signing.
Since being selected third overall in the 2016 draft, Bosa has been a staple on the Chargers defense, registering 201 tackles, 53 for loss, 82 quarterback hurries, 40 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
At just 25 years of age, Bosa has already been to the Pro Bowl twice, while picking up the Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2016.
The Chargers have one more season of “cheap” play from Bosa; as this upcoming season, he will be playing on the fifth-year option for $14 million.
With Bosa locked in for the long haul, look out for safety Derwin James to get an extension in the next year or so, as the two are the main cogs in LA’s defense.