FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Chargers fans felt a glimmer of hope when the team’s owner’s plane was spotted in the hometown of Joey Bosa Tuesday, but that all came to another disappointing blow to the hopes of Joey Bosa playing this season.
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers fans were stirred up by reports that the Spanos Family’s plane was tarmacked in Bosa’s stomping grounds, yet according to reports, Bosa has turned down the team’s latest and “best” offer just 90 minutes after it was proposed. The Chargers subsequently revoked the offer that would made Bosa the second highest paid player in his first-year of any player drafted in the 2016 NFL draft. Talks are said to be “going nowhere’.
Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined. Offer pulled. Two sides are nowhere.
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) August 24, 2016
The 22-year-old Ohio State product was taken with the 3rd overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, with hopes of Bosa turning out to because one of the more dominant players in the NFL. They’re learning quickly it’s hard to become one of the better forces in the NFL when you can’t even get onto an NFL field.
The Chargers and Bosa have been in contract dispute ever since the two sat down at the table. Bosa’s mother has even publicly showed her spite at the team by writing in a Facebook comment where she wrote “wished they pulled an Eli Manning on draft day.”
The team released a statement reinforcing their concern of Bosa missing valuable time and the possibility of his missing regular season games.
Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. pic.twitter.com/BayBGeN22x
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016
Bosa has made it clear that he feels “disrespected” by the Chargers. He added that a source noted “irreparable” damage has been done to the relationship.