The Chargers have inconsistency all across their roster as the team continues to battle injuries. Joey Bosa, however, has remained elite.
The Chargers are going to have to pay Joey Bosa every bit of money he wants, and in many ways, the Pro-Bowl defensive end deserves it.
Bosa has been the best Chargers player over the first five game of the season. Through Week 4, it could have been argued Keenan Allen, Philip Rivers, or Austin Ekeler have been better, but after a disappointing Week 5 from that trio, Bosa has pulled ahead of all of them.
20 total pressures, four sacks, four quarterback hits, 12 hurries, 21 total tackles, 17 run stops, and an overall grade of 87.2 from Pro Football Focus. All of this, by the way, without All-Pro safety Derwin James, Adrian Phillips, and a true No. 2 corner behind him. Most recently, he’s done it without Melvin Ingram as well. He’s been double or triple-teamed by linemen and running backs regularly and still finds a way to win.
And, if you’re foolish enough to take him one-on-one:
— NFL (@NFL) October 6, 2019
The Chargers are getting everything they would want out of him: Consistency, production, health, leadership, and a spark. No. 97 is playing incredibly well right now, and his numbers will take a massive boost once the secondary behind him gets its best players back.
Tom Telesco has taken heat for not signing players this offseason, but it’s all been in preparation of giving Bosa the contract he wants and deserves. Though Bosa is under contract through the 2020 season, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all to see Telesco give the player he took at No. 3 overall an extension before that year ever begins.