Joe Alt, first-round OT, signs with the Chargers

On Monday, the Chargers made a significant move by signing first-round offensive tackle Joe Alt to a four-year deal worth $33.2 million, including a $20.9 million signing bonus. Alt, who played his college football at Notre Dame, was the fifth overall pick in the draft after finishing his career as one of the nation’s top offensive linemen. As a junior, he earned unanimous All-America honors and served as a team captain for the Fighting Irish. During his time with Notre Dame, the offense averaged 39.1 points per game.

Alt is not just an accomplished player; he also has a family history of success in the NFL. His father, John Alt, was a first-round draft selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1984 and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection during his career. This connection could have played a role in Joe Alt’s decision to sign with the Chargers.

Aside from his All-America honors as a junior, Alt was also a first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2022. He started 33 out of 38 career games played for the Fighting Irish, becoming the highest-drafted Notre Dame offensive lineman in over 50 years. With this signing, the Chargers are sure to strengthen their offensive line and improve their chances of success on the field.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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