Mother of Chargers holdout Joey Bosa: ‘Wish we pulled an Eli Manning’
The mother of top Chargers draft choice and contract holdout Joey Bosa probably won’t make many friends with her recent comments.
Cheryl Bosa left an incendiary Facebook comment that has been authenticated by the San Diego Union-Tribune. “Wish we pulled an Eli Manning on draft day,” she wrote.
It is, of course, a reference to Eli Manning, who was drafted No. 1 overall by San Diego in 2004 but did not want to play for the franchise, leading to an immediate trade to the New York Giants for fellow rookie Philip Rivers.
A source did note to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune that Bosa has no intention of seeking a trade, and that his mother’s comments don’t necessarily reflect his feelings on his holdout.
Bosa has not reported for camp, having not signed his rookie contract reportedly over the timing of the payment of his signing bonus. It’s worth noting that this is not the first time one of Bosa’s parents has spoken out about the NFL process.