Joey Bosa accomplished something that hadn't been done in a decade
There were some who might’ve felt that Joey Bosa’s first year in San Diego would be a wash.
After a drawn-out rookie contract dispute, the former No. 3 overall pick’s NFL career didn’t even start until Week 5.
But Bosa has done more than enough to make up for lost time. Already, Bosa is living up to his top selection.
On Sunday, the former Buckeye racked up two more sacks in San Diego’s impressive overtime victory at Atlanta. That was already his second multi-sack game.
As it turned out, that’s a pretty rare accomplishment for a rookie:
— #SDvsATL (@Chargers) October 24, 2016
So yes, Bosa, the same guy who was listed at third-string two weeks ago for his NFL debut, accomplished something that hadn’t been done by any rookie in a decade.
Even when Bosa isn’t getting to the quarterback, he’s making a difference.
How about this stat from Pro Football Focus?
Joey Bosa has 20 pressures this season. Only 23 edge rushers have more. Bosa has only played in 3 games.
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) October 24, 2016
Since Bosa was inserted into the lineup, the Chargers are 2-1 with wins against the Broncos and Falcons. The defense that lacked playmakers appears to have one in Bosa.
It makes one wonder why the Chargers were so hesitant to change the offset language in his rookie deal.