Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $135 million contract with the Chargers in July of 2020.
Sack masks poor outing
DELos Angeles Chargers
September 22, 2020
Bosa posted four tackles (two solo), one sack, one tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits in the overtime loss Sunday to the Chiefs.
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Bosa's game probably looks better on the box score than it does in real life as the fearsome pass rusher was victimized by hard counts from Patrick Mahomes on multiple occasions that either extended a play or outright gave the Chiefs a first down. It's hard to fault Bosa given the matchup, and it seems likely he could have an opportunity to make similar plays next week against the Panthers' porous offensive line.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2020 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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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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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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Ready to take on Chiefs
DELos Angeles Chargers
September 18, 2020
Bosa (triceps) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Upgrated to limited
DELos Angeles Chargers
Triceps
September 17, 2020
Bosa (triceps) was a limited participant for Thursday's practice.
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Placed on injury report
DELos Angeles Chargers
Triceps
September 16, 2020
Bosa (triceps) didn't suit up in Wednesday's practice.
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Notches first sack
DELos Angeles Chargers
September 14, 2020
Bosa tallied five tackles, one sack, two tackles for a loss and three quarterback hits in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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Inks massive extension
DELos Angeles Chargers
July 28, 2020
Bosa agreed to terms Tuesday with the Chargers on a five-year, $135 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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