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2. Joey Bosa
Everyone in the league knows that Joey Bosa is an elite pass-rusher. Bosa was the only Charger to be named a top-50 player heading into next season as he is one of the most disruptive players in the league.
Despite everyone seemingly agreeing with this stance, Bosa still has not hit that extra gear that we know he is capable of. Don’t get me wrong, Bosa has been fantastic in his career thus far but you can’t help but feel like there is more there that he has not tapped into.
That is because Bosa has the skills to be a Defensive Player of the Year winner. He is that good and whether it is because he has not been able to fully stay healthy or the previous scheme holding him back, he has been elite, but not All-Pro elite.
That is going to change in 2021 and quite frankly, I like his chances more than Herbert. Hiring Brandon Staley was the best thing the Chargers could have done for Joey Bosa as Staley has made a career out of helping elite pass rushers.
The scheme change is going to be massive for Bosa with the team focusing on getting him in as many one-on-one chances as possible. Bosa will only be 26 next season so he is right in the sweet spot of hitting his prime as a football player and it is time for a 15+ sack, All-Pro season out of the former Ohio State Buckeye.