- As a rookie in the 2018 season, became the first Chargers rookie to be named a starter in the Pro Bowl since 2005 (LB Shawne Merriman), receiving the most votes at the FS position in the AFC.
- Recognized by The Associated Press as a first-team All-Pro at S and a second-team All-Pro at DB, joining CB Desmond King II (first-team DB and second-team PR in 2018) as the first Chargers in history to be named an AP All-Pro at two positions.
- Named All-NFL, All-AFC and All-Rookie in 2018 by the Professional Football Writers of America.
- Posted 109 tackles (79 solo), 3.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, three INTs and 15 passes defensed as a rookie, becoming the first-ever Chargers rookie with at least 100 tackles.
- Joined King (4.0 sacks as a rookie in 2017) as the only DBs since 1997 to post at least 3.5 sacks in their rookie season.
- Became the first DB in NFL history to register three sacks in the first four games of his professional career and the first DB in a non-strike year since 1983 to post two sacks and an INT through the first three games of his career.