Joey Bosa

Los Angeles Chargers, Outside Linebacker
Age: 29-13d (Jul 11, 1995)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Ohio State
Drafted: Round 1 (#3 overall), 2016
Agent(s): Brian Ayrault (WME Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$26,111,667

2024 Cash

$15,000,000

Career Earnings

$127,894,417

2024-2025 (CURRENT)

Joey Bosa signed a 2 year , $40,360,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $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 Terms:
2 yr(s) / $40,360,000
Average Salary:
$20,180,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$15,000,000
Total GTD:
$15,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 29 $26,111,667 10.22% $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $37,223,334
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $15,000,000; $11,111,667 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $36,471,667 13.34% $25,360,000 $40,360,000 $11,111,667
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 29 $8,000,000 $10,500,000 $7,611,667 - $26,111,667 10.22% $37,223,334
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 1 YR, $15,000,000; $11,111,667 DEAD CAP
2025 30 $13,000,000 $3,500,000 $7,611,667 $12,360,000 $36,471,667 13.34% $11,111,667
2026 31
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 - $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $20,180,000
2025 30 $13,000,000 - $12,360,000 $25,360,000 $40,360,000 $20,180,000 $25,360,000
Contract Notes
  • $15M guaranteed (2024 salary + 2024 roster bonus)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $7M (treated as signing bonus)
  • 2025 Roster Bonus: $12.36 (March 2025)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2025 Extension

Joey Bosa signed a 5 year , $135,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including $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 $15,000,000 and a roster bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $36,611,667 and a dead cap value of $30,223,335.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $135,000,000
Average Salary:
$27,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$35,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$78,000,000
Total GTD:
$102,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
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2016-2020 Rookie

Joey Bosa signed a 4 year , $25,873,685 contract with the San Diego Chargers, including $17,017,226 signing bonus, $25,873,685 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,468,421.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $25,873,685
Average Salary:
$6,468,421
Signing Bonus:
$17,017,226
GTD at Sign:
$25,873,685
Total GTD:
$25,873,685
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$127,894,417

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 21
Active
$14,914,642
$14,914,642
DROY
2017 22
Active
$4,178,661
$19,093,303
2018 23
Active
$2,802,153
$21,895,456
2019 24
Active
$3,978,230
$25,873,686
2020 25
Active
$43,020,731
$68,894,417
2021 26
Active
$13,750,000
$82,644,417
2022 27
Active
$21,250,000
$103,894,417
2023 28
Injured
$24,000,000
$127,894,417
Total      
$127,894,417
$127,894,417
2024 29
Active
$15,000,000
2025 30
Active
$25,360,000
Total
$168,254,417
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
21
$450,000
$14,464,642
$14,914,642
$14,914,642
2017
22
$540,000
$2,552,584
$1,086,077
$4,178,661
$19,093,303
2018
23
$630,000
$2,172,153
$2,802,153
$21,895,456
2019
24
$720,000
$3,258,230
$3,978,230
$25,873,686
2020
25
$1,000,000
$35,000,000
$7,000,000
$20,731
$43,020,731
$68,894,417
2021
26
$13,750,000
$13,750,000
$82,644,417
2022
27
$21,250,000
$21,250,000
$103,894,417
2023
28
$1,165,000
$22,835,000
$24,000,000
$127,894,417
Total
$39,505,000
$52,017,226
$22,835,000
$13,516,460
$20,731
$127,894,417
$127,894,417
2024
29
$8,000,000
$7,000,000
$15,000,000
2025
30
$13,000,000
$12,360,000
$25,360,000
Total
$60,505,000
$59,017,226
$22,835,000
$25,876,460
$20,731
$168,254,417

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $39,505,000 $52,017,226 $13,516,460 $22,835,000 - $20,731 $127,894,417

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 LAC 11 - 11 COVID-19
2021 LAC 15 - 16 COVID-19
2022 LAC 4 - 16 Groin
2023 LAC 12 - 18 Foot
  • Mar 14, 2024 Agreed to a 2 year $40.36 million restructured contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Nov 10, 2023 Fined $16,391 Roughing the Passer against New York (NYJ)
  • Mar 11, 2023 Converted $22.835M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $15.2M of cap with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Jan 20, 2023 Fined $55,546 Verbally abusing officials against Jacksonville (JAX)
  • Oct 12, 2021 Fined $28,917 Verbally abusing officials against Las Vegas (LV)
  • Dec 11, 2020 Fined $15,000 Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (NE)
  • Jul 28, 2020 Signed a 5 year $135 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Nov 08, 2019 Fined $28,075 Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB)
  • Apr 23, 2019 Los Angeles (LAC) exercised a $14.36M option for 2020
  • Dec 29, 2017 Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Bryce Petty (NYJ)
  • Aug 29, 2016 Signed a 4 year $25.87 million contract with San Diego (SD)
  • Apr 28, 2016 Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 1 (#3 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 29, 2017 Roughing the Passer against Bryce Petty (NYJ) $18,231
Nov 08, 2019 Roughing the Passer against Green Bay (GB) $28,075
Dec 11, 2020 Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (NE) $15,000
Oct 12, 2021 Verbally abusing officials against Las Vegas (LV) $28,917
Jan 20, 2023 Verbally abusing officials against Jacksonville (JAX) $55,546
Nov 10, 2023 Roughing the Passer against New York (NYJ) $16,391
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 LAC 9 5 320 45.50 7 20 14 6 1
2022 LAC 5 4 165 54.10 3 10 8 2 1
2021 LAC 16 16 848 73.50 11 51 36 15 7
2020 LAC 12 10 549 53.00 8 39 29 10
2019 LAC 16 16 846 86.00 12 67 48 19 1
2018 LAC 7 6 316 49.00 6 23 18 5
2017 LAC 16 16 852 81.50 13 70 54 16 3
2016 SD 13 11 562 53.10 11 41 30 11
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