The ugly stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and and Joey Bosa has finally come to an end. The Chargers announced on Monday that they’ve signed their third-overall pick to a four-year deal that will include a team option for a fifth year.
The signing ends a 31-day holdout that got testy last week after the Chargers publicly shamed Bosa during negotiations, claiming that he had turned down one of the best offers ever given to a rookie in San Diego.
“Anquan said it this morning [that Kaepernick had the right to do it], and I was kind of mad that he said it, because I was like, ‘God, if Anquan says it, I’ve got to go with it,’ because Anquan was such a leader, and he’s a smart guy. He gets it,” Boone said, via ESPN.com. “But at the same time, I was upset with his choice to do that and kind of disrespect the flag.”
Boldin, who played for the 49ers from 2013-15, said that he has no issue with the fact that Kaepernick was protesting the national anthem because living in America gives them that right.
Although the Chargers ended up selecting Manning, he never played for San Diego because he was traded to the Giants on draft day.
Anyway, when the Chargers took negotiations public last week, it ended up making both sides look bad. Many Chargers fans thought Bosa was being greedy because he was going to get the entire $17 million signing bonus in his contract whether it was paid out in 2016 or 2017.
On the other hand, many fans thought the Chargers were just being cheapskates due to the team’s long history of dealing with rookie holdouts.
It was clear in the preseason that Lynch owns by far the most talent of any Broncos quarterback, he just needs seasoning. Lynch has a huge arm — one of the strongest in the entire NFL — and unique athleticism. He can be a difference maker in Kubiaks offense in time. If Siemian stumbles, will Kubiak have confidence Lynch’s talent will outweigh his inexperience?
Lynch is the future in Denver. We’ve thought all offseason the first-round pick could play at some point this year, the question will be how early will he get a shot?
James Koh – DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins: Contract year. I’m not sure we need more analysis but if you do here you go: Washington’s backfield has been decimated by injuries meaning this will encourage coach Jay Gruden to throw even more than they did last year, which was not a little. If he’s healthy, D-Jax will see 110-plus targets and blow away his Round 8 to 10 value.
Matt Franciscovich – Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers: You can pick up Cook, who presents top-five upside at his position, in the last round of your draft so you should probably do that in all of your leagues. Rodgers finally has the speedy tight end he’s been lacking for years and Green Bay’s No. 3 receiver competition is irrelevant due to Cook’s presence. I’m calling 10-plus touchdowns for the former Ram.