Joey Bosa and his relations with the team who drafted his with the 3rd overall pick just a few months ago just grew even more sour.
After the Chargers offered their “best” deal Wednesday, one that would have allegedly made the 22-year-old the 2nd highest paid rookie in his first year, Bosa and his camp turned down the offer.
The Chargers soon after released a statement regarding the matter that was rebutted shortly after with a feisty one written by Bosa and his representatives.
Statement from Joey Bosa’s Representatives –
[Editor’s note: CAA, the firm that represents Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, issued a statement on Wednesday night in response to a statement issued and comments made by the team on Wednesday.]
It is unfortunate the San Diego Chargers have decided to manipulate facts and negotiate in the media. The team surely is not strengthening its relationship with Joey Bosa by taking this stance and making their position public.
We have decided that we will not engage in public negotiations or discuss numbers and/or terms in this negotiation.
We will say, that it is ironic that the team now takes issue with the timing of Joey’s arrival, since the Chargers unilaterally decided to remain silent for the first 14 days of training camp instead of replying in a timely fashion to the proposal we made on the eve of training camp on July 28th.
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.
Moral of the story, it doesn’t look like Bosa will be seeing the field anytime in the near future, possibly with the defensive lineman sitting out the entire season to enter next year’s NFL draft, forcing the Chargers to lose the pick spent on him.