Joey Bosa is absent minicamp due to contract

Joey Bosa didn’t take part in the San Diego’s three-day minicamp kicked off Tuesday.

According to an informed source, the rookie is staying away from practice because of a stalemate in negotiations with the Chargers over his rookie contract. Bosa also missed Thursday’s final OTA practice for the same reason.


Bosa’s absence is unusual in today’s world of slotted rookie contracts. He is the only unsigned pick among the top 19 selections.

It’s reported that their differences are mainly concentrated in offset language. The agent of Bosa hopes that the rookie contract could remove those terms. They just want a contract would guarantee Bosa’s income for the first four seasons, even if he’s released before it ends.

A second issue stems from the payout of Bosa’s signing bonus: Will it be fully paid out in seven months or after that period?

Bosa wouldn’t be fined for missing minicamp because he is not under contract. Although it’s an unexpected hiccup for the Chargers, we don’t think it will affect the Bosa’s achievement in Chargers in the future. He will make money, and then he would have to under pressure to earn what he worthy.