Chargers: Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa has been sensational this season, and one of only a handful of players who have been consistent all year long.
According to The Athletic’s Daniel Popper, Joey Bosa is just the 10th player in NFL history to have 40 or more sacks in his first 50 games. What’s scary has been his ability to make splash plays against the run. Bosa is second in tackles and first in run stops among all edge defenders this season.
Hear that? Sounds like a Brink’s truck to me.
Chargers: Casey Hayward
Rarely are fans able to sit back and stare in awe of something they may have never known before, because numbers and information are tossed around the internet all the time. Personally, this one was the most unsurprising-yet-surprising stats I’ve seen this year:
Lowest passer rating allowed since 2006
1. Richard Sherman 54.02. Darrelle Revis 69.13. Casey Hayward 69.2 pic.twitter.com/UiQhp1NxCx
— PFF (@PFF) December 24, 2019
Obviously, Hayward has not played in the NFL since 2006. But the stat is incredible, and something Chargers fans need to let sink in for a moment longer than they have.
Chargers: Drue Tranquill
Not a Pro-Bowl player just yet, but an ascending one for sure. He’s on this list for one reason: He’s the only player from the 2019 draft class producing this season.
Sure, Trey Pipkins, Nasir Adderley, and Jerry Tillery could all make huge leaps next season. But right now, none of them are really inspiring the fan base just yet. Tranquill, however, seems to have all 14 Chargers fans rallying behind him.
Keep it up 49.
Chargers: Scott Quessenberry
Quessenberry would have been the hero of the season had there been any season left to fight for. That’s zero sacks and just eight pressures given up by the young center from UCLA, in a year where he wasn’t even the second-string center. He’s been one of the biggest surprises of the year, and someone this writer didn’t think would ever see the field any time soon.