Joey Bosa is first player in NFL history to record 19 sacks in first 20 games
It was just last year when Joey Bosa was drafted third overall by the then San Diego Chargers, but it only took less than two seasons for the former Ohio State Buckeye defensive end to enter the NFL’s record books.
Also during that time, it is worth noting, is that the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. That being said, a future documentary will likely better cover that. If not that, at least some time needs to go by before people determine if the move was a failure or not.
When Bosa took down New England Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady in a 21-13 loss back in Week 8 for his 8.5th sack of the season, Bosa effectively became the owner of the most sacks by anyone in NFL history through a player’s first 20 games.
For the record, the 22-year-old Bosa now has 19 since entering the league in 2016.
The jersey Bosa wore in that game is now on display in the Hall of Fame, as shown by the Chargers’ official Instagram account.
Bosa is an integral part of the Chargers’ defensive unit and a big part of its success. The Chargers are fourth in the league in sacks (26) and eight in passing yards allowed per game (201.9). Bosa will look to add to his sack total this coming Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
All of this not too shabby for a player who held out to start his rookie career, with some people assuming he wasn’t going to be this kind of dominant when his National Football League career began.