Despite missing the first four games of the season, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa earned the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award on Saturday in a landslide.
The former Ohio State Buckeye had 10.5 sacks on the season, the most by a rookie since Aldon Smith had 14 in 2011. Bosa also compiled 41 tackles in his 12 games played, 19 of which were for a loss.
Bosa's rookie season began with some controversy though, as a contract holdout led to some missed time followed by a hamstring injury. But he made his mark quickly in his first game, earning two sacks against the Oakland Raiders. His 10.5 in 2016 were the most sacks by a Charger rookie since Shawne Merriman's 10 in 2005.
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