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Five reasons the Chargers will retain defensive end Joey Bosa

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his sack of quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his sack of quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 18: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers prepares to enter the field against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on December 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 18: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers prepares to enter the field against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on December 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) /

Chargers reason No. 1: They have the money to do it

Well, that’s important, isn’t it?

Based on the projected salary cap, here is what the Chargers have available to them over the next few years:

  • 2020: $55,573,009
  • 2021: $167,983,019
  • 2020: $190,452,560

The Chargers are prepared to either blow up the entire team in 2021 or keep everything moving forward with the players they have. If they plan to extend Bosa, they’ve got all the cap in the world to do it.

Bosa’s deal doesn’t expire until 2021, should the Chargers pick up his fifth-year option, but it’s possible the team looks to lock him up long-term following this season. Either way, Telesco has the freedom to be able to retain Bosa if he so chooses.

When the Chargers choose not to budge three to five million dollars more per year for Gordon, Bosa (among other players) is the reason. Telesco has been looking ahead to this extension for a long time now.

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Though it’s possible both parties go their separate ways, all signs point to Bosa remaining a member of the Chargers for years to come. He’s a great young player who is better than any other option on the roster. Telesco has nearly every bit of cap space at his disposal to keep his coveted third overall selection, and most signs point to the general manager doing just that in a few years.

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