The San Diego Chargers dropped the hammer on first-round draft pick Joey Bosa on Wednesday.
The team issued a statement regarding Bosa’s unwillingness to come to terms with San Diego. Therefore, they opted to pull the offer off the table in a public manner.
The release outlines what the Chargers offered the third-overall pick in the 2016 draft. Essentially, San Diego is painting a picture that Bosa is ungrateful and that they are bending over backwards to appease him.
Among San Diego’s points of contention included offer Bosa more money in this calendar year except for Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.
By the release’s end, the Chargers considered Bosa’s ability to play in all 16 games a rather dubious proposition.
Bosa’s representatives (CAA) issued a statement of their own on Wednesday night to defend their client and simultaneously take some swipes at the Chargers.
At this point, all we can do is continue to fight for a fair contract on behalf of our client, as we do for all of our clients. The Chargers can focus on trying to sway public opinion, but our focus will remain on our client and securing a contract for him that is fair and consistent with his draft position.
Historically, the Chargers are notorious for not wanting to shell out top dollar for high draft picks. Even legendary Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson held out for 30 days in 2001 before inking a deal with the team prior to his first-ever NFL contest.
This appears to be heading down a similar road that neither may be able to recover from in 2016. Instead, we may see a scenario that allows Bosa to enter the 2017 draft.
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