Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bosa has been incredible in his first two NFL seasons, posting 23 sacks in 28 games, including a 16-sack pace when prorated to a 1,000-snap projection. He finished last year with 12.5 sacks on 852 snaps, apparently while playing through a since-repaired dislocated finger. Bosa doesn't even turn 23 until July. You never want to impose unfair expectations, but Bosa is on an obvious Hall of Fame pace right now, and in the meantime there's no reason to suspect he'll do anything but improve. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $25.87 million contract with the Chargers in August of 2016. Chargers exercised team option for 2020 in April of 2019.
Tabbed with fifth-year option
DELos Angeles Chargers
April 23, 2019
The Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option on Bosa's contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
With 134 tackles (101 solo) and 28.5 sacks in 35 career games, Bosa has shown no real weakness aside from durability. There's been no report of his 2018 foot injury lingering into the offseason, and he's now under contract at a discount price through 2020. The third overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft will celebrate his 24th birthday in July.
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Measurables Review
How do Joey Bosa's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 5"
280 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.86 sec
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
Cone Drill
6.89 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
24 reps
Hand Length
10.25 in
Arm Length
33.38 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
If there's a young talent capable of pushing Watt and Mack on the defensive line, it's probably Bosa. The third overall selection from last year's draft, Bosa's billing as a 4-3 end was no impediment to immediate success in San Diego's 3-4 scheme, even after a bizarre contract dispute that held him out for the first four games. That Bosa hit double-digit sacks as a rookie on just 562 snaps shows how special he is, and his circumstances should be even better with the Chargers switching to a 4-3 alignment this season.
The surprise third pick of the 2016 draft, Bosa should prove an immediate IDP factor on the defensive line. Regardless of whether most of his snaps are at 3-4 end or on the edge in nickel formations, Bosa is an unusual talent who has the violence to succeed in traffic and the athleticism to evade blockers. The Chargers didn't draft him third overall to let him come along slowly, so expect Bosa to make an impact early in his career. He totaled 37 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks the last two years at Ohio State.
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Held in check during playoff loss
DELos Angeles Chargers
January 15, 2019
Bosa did not record a sack in Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Patriots.
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Adds to sack total
DELos Angeles Chargers
December 24, 2018
Bosa tallied two tackles and a half-sack during Saturday's loss to the Ravens.
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Another sack Sunday
DELos Angeles Chargers
December 4, 2018
Bosa recorded six tackles (four solo) and a sack across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
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First two sacks of season
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 25, 2018
Bosa (foot) recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks in the 45-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
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Practices in full Wednesday
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 21, 2018
Bosa (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
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