Roster move No. 4: Extend defensive end Joey Bosa
This one is easy. One of the premier players at his position, Joey Bosa is an absolute must keep for the Chargers.
Bosa has the ability to absolutely wreak havoc on opposing offenses all game long, changing game plans for coordinators and getting the team that much closer to victory. One could easily say Bosa is a top 15 player in the league on the defensive side of the ball. While it may be debatable, you could certainly build a strong argument for it.
Considering the fact that Gus Bradley is not a very blitz heavy coordinator, the disruption Bosa creates is certainly a testament to his ridiculously high skill level (and of course Melvin Ingram being on the other side of the line certainly helps as well).
While Bradley is a great coordinator, if they did move on and go with someone who would put emphasis on pressuring the quarterback; a 16-17 sack season for Bosa would be no surprise to anyone in the football world.
He is really that amazing of a player. Even if Bradley himself put a little bit more consideration into pressuring the quarterback, Bosa’s numbers would certainly show it.
Bosa is still locked down for one more year of Chargers football. After that? You can be sure he’ll be looking for upwards of $17 million a year for the next five years or so.
While he may not get the money of an Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack, he will no doubt get paid big time and the Chargers should look to lock him up before he even hits the market. Having a defensive core with players like Derwin James, Bosa, and Casey Hayward is an amazing place to start getting a Super Bowl contender together. Bosa needs to remain a Charger, and it should be done now to stop him from ever fielding offers from other teams.