Bosa won't play in the Pro Bowl due to a finger injury, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ringing in with the fifth-most sacks (43, tied with the Titans) in the NFL by the end of the regular season, the Chargers were spearheaded by Bosa's team-high 12.5, which surpassed his total as a rookie by two. While his sacks per game reduced slightly from 0.88 in 2016 to 0.78 this year, he clearly was a better all-around defender, racking up 70 tackles, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 16 contests. The extent of the finger injury isn't known, but it likely won't impact his availability once the offseason program begins in April.
Bosa tallied five tackles (two solo), a sack and a recovered fumble in Sunday's win over the Raiders, bring his season sack total to 12.5 to end the 2017 campaign.
Bosa's production dipped dramatically following the team's Week 9 bye, as the second-year pass rusher recorded just four of his team-leading 12.5 sacks after the break. Part of that was thanks to defenses keying in on the young defensive end, routinely devoting multiple blocking options to stall the Ohio State alum. In any case, Bosa, who doesn't turn 23 until July, has clearly cemented himself as one of the premiere pass rushers in the NFL and likely should be one of the first defensive ends off the board in terms of IDP. Even when he's not sacking the quarterback, he's proven to be a stout run defender, trailing just Khalil Mack in tackles by a defensive end this season.
Bosa piled up seven tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in the 19-10 win over the Browns on Sunday.
Bosa was back to his usual self after failing to register a sack last week, picking up a critical strip-sack in the fourth quarter as the Browns were mounting a rally. The second-year defensive end also led the team in tackles Sunday, part of an overall dominant day for Bosa.
Bosa recorded four tackles in Thursday's 28-6 win over the Cowboys.
It's probably a compliment to Bosa that a four-tackle day for a defensive end is a disappointment. However, given that the second-year pass rusher had his six-game sack streak snapped Thursday, it certainly could be viewed as such. It wasn't as if Bosa was kept in check though, as the 22-year-old nearly recorded a sack on three separate occasions, only for the elusive Dak Prescott to scramble away.
Bosa picked up one sack and forced a fumble in the 54-24 win over the Bills on Sunday.
That's now six straight games with at least a half sack for Bosa. While the second-year pass rusher didn't put together an impressive stat line for IDP owners, four of the five interceptions thrown by Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman in the first half were a direct result of Bosa's pressure. Moreover, the forced fumble was taken back for a touchdown by Melvin Ingram, part of an overall dominant day by the Chargers' defense.
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||41||29.0||12||10.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||70||54.0||16||12.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||4||0||1||0||1||0|