Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
Injury Foot
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.
Won't return Week 10
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 9, 2018
Bosa (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Oakland.
Bosa has been doing change-of-direction drills over the past week-plus, Eric D. Williams of reports, but he has yet to return to practice in an official capacity. The 23-year-old has no firm timetable for his return, but next week's game against the Broncos remains a possibility for him to make his season debut. Isaac Rochell and Damion Square should continue to see increased snaps at defensive end in his absence.
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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
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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Participating in drills
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 7, 2018
Bosa (foot) did not practice Wednesday but is participating in drills on the side, Eric D. Williams of reports.
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Ruled out again
DELos Angeles Chargers
November 2, 2018
Bosa (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
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Misses practice again
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 31, 2018
Bosa (foot) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Progressing in rehab
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 30, 2018
Bosa (foot) voiced his confidence in recovering from his injury Tuesday but didn't put an exact timetable on his return, Ricky Henne of reports.
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Not close to return
DELos Angeles Chargers
October 28, 2018
Bosa is making progress in his recovery from a mid-foot sprain but isn't "anywhere near ready to play right now," a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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