Rookie defensive lineman Joey Bosa today ended his historic holdout when he signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers announced the signing on their official website.
Contract details are unknown at this time, though I doubt many Chargers fans are concerned with that right now. The inability for the two sides to come to terms was embarrassing and the fact that it is now over is a relief to everyone involved.
Joey Bosa, in the course of his holdout, missed all of training camp and the first three preseason games. It is also unlikely that he will be ready to go in time for the fourth and final preseason game which would mean that his first NFL action will have to wait until the first regular season game at Kansas City against the division rival Chiefs.
The player and team have missed valuable development time, no doubt, but at this point, all involved have to just be happy that the healing can start now.
UPDATE: it looks like the Chargers only slightly improved their offer from their “best offer,” but it was enough to get Bosa signed.
Compromise: Chargers got offset language; Bosa got a $17 million signing bonus, roster bonuses to front 2017, '18 and '19 (better cashflow).— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 29, 2016