SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Chargers first-round draft pick, defensive end Joey Bosa has decided, “football is not for me.” In a statement issued last nigh, Bosa’s agent, Todd France, told reporters that the former Ohio State star has decided to pursue a career in off-Broadway theater.
Bosa has been offered the lead role in The Robber Bridegroom. The synopsis:
Robin Hood meets the American south in The Robber Bridegroom, a musical comedy with a bluegrass score.
James Lockhart is a gentleman living in 18th-century Mississippi who has a secret second identity as a bandit after night falls. He begins to question his double life when he meets the daughter of a wealthy planter, not knowing that she also leads a dual life. This being a fairytale-inspired story, there’s also an evil stepmother and her band of merry (though not so bright) henchmen involved.
Joey Bosa stars as Lockhart while Tony nominee Alex Timbers directs the production. The book and lyrics were written by Alfred Uhry and the music by Robert Waldman. This production is presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company.
On Friday, Bosa became the last unsigned first-round pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. Sources close to the San Diego Chargers organization told PC Sports that Bosa’s decision is, “more than likely one to force our hand.” Only time will tell.