Last year, Joey Bosa clocked in on the NFL's Top 100 countdown at number 100.
While many viewed the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year's placement as "disrespectful", this year, it's a different story.
The defensive end made a 60-plus jump in 2018, landing at number 37.
Bosa's second season in the league was one for the ages. In 2017, he notched 70 total tackles and 11 tackles for loss along with four forced fumbles (fourth in the NFL) and 21 QB hits. His performance earned him first-time Pro Bowl honors. Additionally, he set a new career-high for sacks in a single season (12.5) and in Week 8 vs the Patriots, he set the NFL record for the most sacks by a player in his first 20 games (19).
"It's hard to compare him to others…and they say it usually takes five or six years to kind of come up with your pass rush plan and how you want to attack people," added Chargers Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley. "I think for (Bosa), he knows it in just his second year. (Defensive Line Coach) Giff Smith done a great job with him. But it just feels like he has a plan already at this stage of his career, and that's what makes him unique."
Bosa is the fifth Charger to be named to the Top 100, setting a new high for the team. He joins Keenan Allen (41), Philip Rivers (56), Casey Hayward (59) and Melvin Ingram (76).
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