Nick Bosa announced on Tuesday he was leaving No. 2 ranked Ohio State to concentrate on recovering from a core-muscle injury and prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft. The junior defensive end was hurt in a September 15 40-28 win against TCU, Ohio State’s third game. Bosa had surgery five days later.
John Bosa, Nick’s dad, indicated that the timetable for recovery was about 12 weeks. The Big Ten Championship Game is on December 1. The College Football Playoff semifinals will be played on December 29. Ohio State is projected to be a participant of both.
The decision shouldn’t be a surprise considering the Bosa family history. The elder Bosa, also a defensive end, was a first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1987. Knee injuries derailed a promising career. He was out of the NFL after three years.
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Nick’s older brother, was the third overall pick in 2016. He had the longest contract dispute for an incoming NFL player since the rookie wage scale was implemented by 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). 31 days of training camp were missed before he signed his rookie contract.
Stepping back into the role of my former profession of sports agent, Bosa is making a smart move.
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