Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
If his injury luck cooperates, Bosa could be in for a career year in 2021. He's consistently shown the ability to approach the 70-tackle, 12-sack thresholds when logging about 850 snaps, and if new coach Brandon Staley manages this defense as impressively as he did the 2020 Rams, Bosa could post per-snap production that’s even better than his previous standard. Bosa's pass-rushing opportunities should be as frequent as ever if Justin Herbert keeps scoring points, setting up a potential spike in sack production in addition to his typical standout tackle production. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $135 million contract with the Chargers in July of 2020.
Out again for season finale
DELos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
January 1, 2021
Bosa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old will finish the season with two straight absences after suffering the concussion Week 15. Bosa ends the 2020 campaign with 39 tackles (29 solo), 7.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in 12 games.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2020 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

54953%
43742%
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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.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
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
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Turning 25 in July, Bosa has already rounded into a clear top-five IDP option on the defensive line. He's settled into an 850-snap role with the Chargers, a workload over which his career per-snap production would project to roughly 66 tackles and 13 sacks. The main thing limiting his upside might be the effectiveness of the Chargers offense - Bosa will only get so many sack opportunities if the Chargers can't force opposing teams to throw the ball. He could just produce that many more tackles in run defense in that scenario, but Bosa would have 70-tackle, 16-sack upside on a good team. Perhaps he can pull it off on a bad team, too.
A holdout in 2016 and a foot injury last year stunted his schedule a bit, but Bosa looks locked in for an All-Pro season in 2019. He's only 24, yet he already has 27 sacks on 1,730 snaps. That would project to about 13.5 sacks on 850 snaps, and his torrid pace at less than 100 percent health last year (5.5 sacks on 316 snaps) indicates Bosa has untapped developmental upside. So long as there are no concerning reports about Bosa's foot this offseason, it's difficult to see what could slow him down.
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.
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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Looks unlikely for Week 17
DELos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 30, 2020
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said there's a "good chance" Bosa (concussion) won't be available Sunday against the Chiefs, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
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Ruled out Week 16
DELos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 25, 2020
Bosa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
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Concussion confirmed
DELos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 23, 2020
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Tuesday that Bosa is in the NFL's concussion protocol, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Checked for concussion
DELos Angeles Chargers
Concussion
December 17, 2020
Bosa has exited Thursday's game against the Raiders and is being evaluated for a concussion.
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Good to go after limited practice
DELos Angeles Chargers
December 16, 2020
Bosa (shin) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Raiders.
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