(CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Chargers have locked in star defensive end Joey Bosa for another five years. The parties agreed to a contract extension worth $135 million over the term. The contract includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102 million guaranteed overall, an NFL record for a defensive player.
The deal will make Bosa the highest paid defensive player as measured by annual salary. His $27 million per year surpasses the $25 million per season Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will make from his recent five-year $125 million extension.
The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. Starting in 2020, the Chargers will play their home games at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, which they will share with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Los Angeles Chargers was founded on August 14, 1959, and began play on September 10, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). They spent their first season in Los Angeles before relocating to San Diego in 1961 to become the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers joined the NFL as result of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The return of the Chargers to Los Angeles was announced for the 2017 season, just one year after the Rams had moved back to the city from St. Louis. They have previously played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during their first stint in Los Angeles, Balboa Stadium and Qualcomm Stadium while in San Diego and Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly named StubHub Center, from 2017 to 2019 while SoFi Stadium was under construction.
The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL (1970) as part of the AFL–NFL merger. In the 43 years since then, the Chargers have made 13 trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game. In 1994, the Chargers won their lone AFC championship and faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX, losing 49–26. The Chargers have eight players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio: wide receiver Lance Alworth (1962–1970), defensive end Fred Dean (1975–1981), quarterback Dan Fouts (1973–1987), head coach–general manager Sid Gillman (1960–1969, 1971), wide receiver Charlie Joiner (1976–1986), offensive lineman Ron Mix (1960–1969), tight end Kellen Winslow (1979–1987), linebacker Junior Seau (1990–2002), and running back LaDainian Tomlinson (2001–2009).
Joey Bosa, Chargers Agree To Terms On $135 Million Contract …
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Khalil Mack’s deal with the Chicago Bears, which totals $141 million, remains the largest overall for a defensive player. But the recent Bosa and Garrett deals have shifted the market for defensive ends in the NFL.
Bosa, selected with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, has become one of the game’s most productive defenders. He earned AP Rookie of the Year honors is first season, thanks, in part to his 10.5 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss. Since his rookie campaign, Bosa has earned two Pro Bowl selections. In his career to date, he’s notched 40 sacks and 53 tackles for loss in 51 games over four seasons.