Joey Bosa

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Chargers, OLB Age: 28-289d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2016 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Brian Ayrault (CAA Sports)

 
  • Current Contract

    Joey Bosa signed a 2 year, $40,360,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,180,000. In 2024, Bosa will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $26,111,667 and a dead cap value of $37,223,334.
    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $40,360,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $20,180,000
    Total Guarantees $15,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash Cash AAV
    2024 Contract details by year 29 $8,000,000 $10,500,000 - $7,611,667 $26,111,667 $37,223,334 $15,000,000($15,000,000) $15,000,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $37,223,334 2024 Cap Savings: $-11,111,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $29,223,334 2024 Cap Savings: $-3,111,667 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $26,111,667 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $18,111,667 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2024 Cap Savings: $8,000,000

    Potential Out: 2025, 1 yr, $15,000,000; $11,111,667 dead cap

    2025 Contract details by year 30 $13,000,000 $3,500,000 $12,360,000 $7,611,667 $36,471,667 $11,111,667 $25,360,000($40,360,000) $20,180,000
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2025 Cap Savings: $25,360,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2025 Cap Savings: $25,360,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,360,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $11,111,667 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $25,360,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $15M guaranteed (2024 salary + 2024 roster bonus)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $7M (treated as signing bonus)
    • 2025 Roster Bonus: $12.36 (March 2025)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2025

    Joey Bosa signed a 5 year, $135,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including a $35,000,000 signing bonus, $102,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $27,000,000. In 2024, Bosa will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $26,111,667 and a dead cap value of $37,223,334.
    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $135,000,000
    Signing Bonus $35,000,000
    Average Salary $27,000,000
    Total Guarantees $102,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $78,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA

    2016-2020Entry Level

    Joey Bosa signed a 4 year, $25,873,685 contract with the San Diego Chargers, including a $17,017,226 signing bonus, $25,873,685 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,468,421. In 2024, Bosa will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $26,111,667 and a dead cap value of $37,223,334.
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $25,873,685
    Signing Bonus $17,017,226
    Average Salary $6,468,421
    Total Guarantees $25,873,685
    Guaranteed at Signing $25,873,685
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings DROY $450,000 $14,464,642 - - - - - $14,914,642
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 $2,552,584 $1,086,077 - - - - $4,178,661
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - $2,172,153 - - - - $2,802,153
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $720,000 - $3,258,230 - - - - $3,978,230
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $35,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - $20,731 $43,020,731
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $13,750,000 - - - - - - $13,750,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $21,250,000 - - - - - - $21,250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $1,165,000 - - - $22,835,000 - - $24,000,000
    8 seasons $39,505,000 $52,017,226 $13,516,460 - $22,835,000 - $20,731 $127,894,417
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - - $15,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $12,360,000 - - - - $25,360,000
    $60,505,000 $59,017,226 $25,876,460 - $22,835,000 - $20,731 $168,254,417
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $14,464,642 - - - - - $14,914,642
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $39,055,000 $37,552,584 $13,516,460 - $22,835,000 - $20,731 $112,979,775
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2023, $16,391

      Roughing the Passer against New York (NYJ)


    • Player contract details by year 01/20/2023, $55,546

      Verbally abusing officials against Jacksonville (JAX)


    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2021, $28,917

      Verbally abusing officials against Las Vegas (LV)


    • Player contract details by year 12/11/2020, $15,000

      Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (NE)


    • Player contract details by year 11/08/2019, $28,075

      Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 12/29/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Bryce Petty (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $162,160

  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2024Agreed to a 2 year $40.36 million restructured contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Nov 10 2023Fined $16,391 Roughing the Passer against New York (NYJ)
    Mar 11 2023Converted $22.835M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $15.2M of cap with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Jan 20 2023Fined $55,546 Verbally abusing officials against Jacksonville (JAX)
    Oct 12 2021Fined $28,917 Verbally abusing officials against Las Vegas (LV)
    Dec 11 2020Fined $15,000 Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (NE)
    Jul 28 2020Signed a 5 year $135 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Nov 8 2019Fined $28,075 Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB)
    Apr 23 2019Los Angeles (LAC) exercised a $14.36M option for 2020
    Dec 29 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Bryce Petty (NYJ)
    Aug 29 2016Signed a 4 year $25.87 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 1 (#3 overall)
  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2023 LAC 9 9 5 320 29.3 6.5 20 14 6 1
    2022 LAC 5 5 4 165 16.8 2.5 10 8 2 1
    2021 LAC 16 16 16 848 73.5 10.5 51 36 15 7
    2020 LAC 12 12 10 549 53.0 7.5 39 29 10
    2019 LAC 16 16 16 846 86.0 11.5 67 48 19 1
    2018 LAC 7 7 6 316 30.5 5.5 23 18 5
    2017 LAC 16 16 16 852 81.5 12.5 70 54 16 3
    2016 SD 13 13 11 562 53.1 10.5 41 30 11
    Totals 94 94 84 4,458 - 67 321 237 84 13 0