Joey Bosa reached his dream of playing in the NFL a few years ago, but now he's getting the chance to live out what might be an even bigger, more elusive dream – appearing in a Game of Thrones episode.
It's unlikely he'll make any sort of run at the Iron Throne, but according to Ian Rapoport, Bosa will make a cameo appearance in the show's final season.
Source: #Chargers star pass-rusher Joey Bosa will make a cameo in an upcoming episode of @GameOfThrones. That is awesome (CC: loyal viewer, @TheBanktress). Related: His brother Nick is in the NY area for the premiere and accordingly, will meet with the #Giants tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2019
Bosa's love for Game of Thrones is well-documented. He spoke regularly about the show during his time at Ohio State, and spoke more in depth about his fandom to the Los Angeles Daily News during training camp ahead of the 2017 season.
“I’m definitely obnoxious about it,” he said, but his Chargers teammates have come to accept this about him, too. After football, there is no greater obsession in Bosa’s life than “Game of Thrones.”
Last Sunday, as the season’s penultimate episode aired, Bosa was on the sideline for the Chargers’ exhibition loss to the Saints. Upon arriving home after 10 p.m., the first thing he did was fire up HBO GO. The next morning, Bosa woke up and watched the episode again. It’s no wonder, then, that he discusses “Thrones” with the depth of a dedicated Reddit theorist.
“Jon Snow says we’re all on the same side because we’re breathing,” Bosa said. “At this point, we’re all just rooting for the living now. All of the fighting for the throne is going to be pretty insignificant pretty soon.”
He also offered a pretty bold prediction that either Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen will die. "I don’t think both of them can make it out," he said.
There's no indication what his cameo role will be, but our guesses so far include Bosa appearing as a Lannister solider, a wildling or a member of The Golden Company.