The Pittsburgh Steelers are not looking for a new linebacker anytime soon.
After a season in which Bosa missed most of training camp due to a concussion, the team signed veteran James Harrison to the 53-man roster on Tuesday.
With Harrison expected to miss the remainder of the season, the Steelers have signed Bosa to a five-year deal worth $30 million.
“This was a big signing for us,” coach Mike Tomlin said on Monday.
“He’s a guy who can play inside and outside linebacker and he’s got some special skills.
We felt like he had some ability in there.
We like what we saw from him at the combine and we felt like we were able to get a lot out of him.
We’re happy for him.”
Bosa was among the best prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month.
While most of the top players in the draft class were from the South, Bosa came out of college as the nation’s best outside linebacker.
While his combine performance was not impressive, Bizarro was the best athlete at the event.
Bizaro had four tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the 40-yard dash.
Bizarro is not the only big name to get big money with the Steelers.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore signed a five year, $72 million contract on Monday with the New York Jets.
He has a $11 million signing bonus, and the Steelers will save $3.75 million against the cap in 2019.
The Steelers also signed linebacker Ryan Shazier on Monday, a free agent signing after spending the first seven years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts.
Shaziers four-year contract worth $42 million includes a $15 million signing incentive.
Shazier has had injuries in the past.
He had a knee surgery in 2014 and suffered a broken collarbone in 2015.
With the Steelers signing Harrison to a two-year, $10 million contract, Shazies long-term future with the team remains uncertain.