Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa

#97 Linebacker Defensive End
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Personal Information

Full Name Joey Bosa
DOB (Age) 11-07-1995 (29 yrs)
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.96 m)
Weight 280 lbs (127 kgs)
Born Fort Lauderdale, FL
College The Ohio State University
Draft 2016 - Rd: 1, Pick: 3 (SD)

Recent Games

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Sun 11/19
vs GB GB
L 20-23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sun 11/12
@ Det DET
L 38-41 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mon 11/06
W 27-6 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 2.5 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sun 10/29
@ Chi CHI
W 30-13 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sun 10/22
vs KC KC
L 17-31 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Regular Season Stats

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9 5 14 6 1 1 0 0 20 6.5 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 4 8 2 1 4 0 0 10 2.5 22.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 16 36 15 2.5 7.5 0 0 51 10.5 70 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 10 29 10 6 13.5 0 0 39 7.5 48 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 16 47 20 8 15 0 0 67 11.5 78.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 93 84 235 86 30 69.5 0 0 321 67 458 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Joey Bosa: A Brief Biography

Joey Bosa
Image courtesy - Joey Bosa’s Instagram

Joey Bosa, the seven-year veteran NFL player is one of the most dominant defensive players in the league today. He plays as an outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers franchise. Bosa was drafted by the same team in 2016, but at that time the team was based in San Diego and was called the San Diego Chargers. He was the third pick in the 2016 NFL Draft just behind the quarterback duo of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. He is the older brother of another physically dominant presence in the league - Nick Bosa who plays as a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers.

NameJoseph Anthony Bosa
DOBJuly 11, 1995
Mother NameCheryl Bosa
Father nameJohn Bosa
ProfessionNFL player - outside linebacker
Net Worth$30 million
Height6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m)
Weight280 lb (127 kg)
Relationship StatusSingle

Joey Bosa’s Early Life

28-year-old Joey Bosa was born on July 11, 1995, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was already quite a good player while in St. Thomas Aquinas High School where he played defensive end on the football team. Joey was also a member of his high school basketball team. gave him a 4-star recruit rating and he was ranked as the fourth-best defensive end of his class. He decided to further pursue his education and football at the Ohio State University.

While playing for the Buckeyes, Joey Bosa put in notable performances on the field. After three years and thirty eight games, Joey Bosa had stats which read 148 tackles out of which 51 were tackles for loss, 26 sacks, 1 interception and 5 forced fumbles. He had an excellent sophomore year winning multiple Big Ten awards along the way. His college career came to an end after his junior year when he declared for the 2016 NFL draft.

Joey Bosa’s NFL Journey

Joey Bosa was all set to debut in the NFL from the first game of the 2016 season, but unfortunately for him, he had a hamstring injury that kept him out of the side for the first four games. Even so, Bosa ended the year with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble in just his 12 games. This performance was good enough for him to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Bosa continued from strength to strength and put in another excellent season in 2017, however, in the 2018 season, he suffered a foot injury that kept him off the field till week 11. He made his first postseason starts in the same year.

With solid efforts on the field, Bosa was awarded the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in week 8 of the 2019 season. Moreover, this was a wonderful week for the Bosa family as a whole as his younger brother Nick was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. In 2020, Joey signed a new contract with the Chargers that made him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Bosa has remained a steady and reliable player for the Chargers throughout his seven year career so far, even though he did miss most of 2022 with a groin injury that required surgery.

Joey Bosa’s Statistics

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Joey Bosa’s Personal Life and Family Background

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Joey is the elder son of John Bosa and Cheryl Bosa. Born on July 11, 1995, Joey has turned twenty-eight years old just recently. For the Bosa brothers, playing football was a very easy decision as their father was also a professional player himself.

Joey Bosa’s Father

Joey Bosa's Father
Joey Bosa with John Bosa - Image courtesy - Joey Bosa’s Instagram

John Bosa was born in Keene, New Hampshire. He took to playing football and was a very good player for Keene High School. After completing his high school, he got a full athletic scholarship to play for the Boston College Eagles. He was the first member of the Bosa family to make it to the NFL. He was selected in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Like his sons, John also played on the defense as a defensive end. However, as fate would have it, John Bosa could play in the league for only three years where he recorded 7 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries. Unfortunately, there are not a whole lot of other details about his playing career. It has been reported that John and the Dolphins management couldn’t see eye to eye on the contract, costing him lots of practice time during training camp. Furthermore, nagging injuries also played their part and he wasn’t able to become the player that the Dolphins were expecting.

After Nick Bosa was drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Bosa’s became the third family to have three members get selected in the first round after Matthews and Mannings.

As a father who had played professional football, it would have been natural for him to introduce the game to his boys. However, he never really forced his kids into it and interestingly, both boys were the ones to constantly nag their father so that they could pursue the sport willingly.

Life after football has been very good for John as he invested his money into local real estate and also started his own gym with his brother-in-law Eric Kumerow. Eric is not only John’s business partner and brother-in-law, but the two were drafted back to back by the Dolphins and they both shared similar issues with the management and were out of the league after just three seasons. It was on the field where they first became good friends.

Joey Bosa’s Mother

Joey Bosa's mother
Joey Bosa's mother, Cheryl Bosa - Image courtesy - Joey Bosa’s Instagram

Cheryl Bosa, the mother of Joey and Nick Bosa is a Luxury Real Estate Advisor at Engel & Völkers Florida according to her LinkedIn page. She still lives in Fort Lauderdale and represents their sports and entertainment division. Cheryl has been associated with football from her younger days as her brother Eric and her husband John were both former NFL players. After their careers never took off, she has been extremely supportive towards her kids to ensure that they get a chance to make the best of the opportunities they have gotten. She is a constant traveler during the weekends and she makes it a point to attend as many of her sons’ games as she can.

Joey Bosa’s Brother

Joey Bosa's brother, Nick Bosa
Nick Bosa, Image courtesy - Nick Bosa’s Instagram

Nick Bosa has followed in the footsteps of his father and more recently older brother by becoming another NFL member of the Bosa family. Nick, like his father earlier, is a defensive end and currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers. Nick was attracted towards the sport from an early age especially after his older brother Joey started playing. Nick seems to have been naturally gifted from his early days. He also attended the same high school and college as his brother and found tremendous success on the field in both places. In fact, such was his performance in college, that he was considered as the number one overall pick for the 2019 NFL Draft by numerous analysts and scouts. Eventually, he was picked number two overall by the 49ers behind Kyler Murray who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals.

Nick has had an excellent start to his NFL career. He was awarded the NFL Rookie of the Year for the 2019 season. Also in his rookie year, he helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl where they came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. In just week two of the 2020 season, Nick tore his ACL and was unable to take any further part in the remaining games. However, he recovered well enough to take the league by storm in 2021 earning himself his first NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Joey Bosa’s Relationship Status

At present Joey Bosa is not in a relationship with anyone. He has been single for a very long time and there are only speculative reports regarding a past girlfriend. For the moment though, Bosa is fully focused on his playing career and his main intention is to get back on the field and help his team reach the Super Bowl.

Joey Bosa’s Social Media Handles

Joey Bosa is pretty active on social media. He has an Instagram account where he shares many posts as a means of interacting with his fans. He is also active on Twitter with his tweets and retweets. Below are his account handles:

  • Twitter - Joey Bosa - @jbbigbear

  • Instagram - Joey Bosa - @jbbigbear

Joey Bosa’s Net Worth

As a first-round draft pick playing the position of outside linebacker, Joey Bosa has amassed a wealthy fortune for himself with just seven seasons in the league. He has made a massive impact on his team since the get go and in these seven seasons, he has not slacked in effort. The effort and quality he brings to his franchise have enabled him to earn a fortune. When the Chargers first signed him as a rookie, they agreed to a 4 year $25,873,685 contract which included a $17,017,226 signing bonus and the entire contract was fully guaranteed. Since then, Bosa has signed his next contract with the team for 5 years worth $135,000,000 which will see him through till the end of the 2025 season.

Last 3 years earning from NFL


Joey Bosa’s Achievements

Joey Bosa has been an excellent football player from his days as a youth. Right from high school all the way to the NFL, Bosa has shown a steady rise in quality, will to succeed and leave everything on the field. These qualities have been substantial in his achieving various distinctions as a football player. Some of the most important achievements of his career to date are as follows:

  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2016)

  • Four-time Pro Bowler (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)

  • CFP National Champion (2014)

  • Bill Willis Trophy (Given to the best collegiate defensive lineman) (2014)

  • Unanimous All-American (2014)

  • Consensus All-American (2015)

  • Two-time First-Team All-Big Ten awardee (2014, 2015)

Joey Bosa’s Contract

After signing a rookie contract on a 4-year deal worth $25,873,685, Bosa was signed for a fifth-year option for 2020. This fifth year option gave him a mammoth $43,020,731. In 2021, Bosa put pen to paper by signing his next 5-year deal worth $135,000,000. By way of this contract, Joey Bosa will become a free agent in 2026. This contract has a $35,000,000 signing bonus, and $102,000,000 guaranteed money. His average annual salary comes out to about $27,000,000.

Joey Bosa’s Philanthropy

Joey Bosa is known to have been a part of ‘The American Cancer Society’ for quite some time now. He has been an active participant in order to raise funds required for cancer-related research. Bosa has also participated in the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” campaign which raises awareness for early detection of cancer and ways to prevent it.

Bosa has also worked with ‘More Than 4 Athletics’ which raises awareness for children with cancer. This organization is trying to increase the funding from the National Institute of Health which contributes less than 4% towards childhood cancer research.

Joey Bosa’s House

Joey Bosa’s Fort Lauderdale Home
Joey Bosa’s Fort Lauderdale Home - Image courtesy - Daniel Petroni

Joey Bosa purchased a new home in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2021, soon after signing his mega $135 million contract extension. He spent close to $5.85 million on the magnificent two-storey modern waterfront house. The overall house is 5,500 square feet and comes with a private concrete dock. The exterior is thoroughly dominated by the combination of glass and wood. The two-storey house features five bedrooms and six bathrooms spread across both floors. Some key highlights of the house include a wet bar, a movie theater and a custom six car garage.


A. Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa are siblings with Joey being the older of the two. Both brothers play on defense in the NFL, Joey is an outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers while Nick is a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers.

A. Joey Bosa is the older brother of Nick Bosa. Joey, now 28, came into the league in 2016, while Nick, who is 25, followed his brother into the NFL in 2019.

A. Although Joey Bosa has been in the NFL for a longer period of time, Nick Bosa got a chance to play in the Super Bowl with his team the San Francisco 49ers in his rookie year of 2019-2020. 

A. Both Bosa brothers have worn the 97 jerseys since their high school days and have continued to do so in the NFL. It is a testament to their father John Bosa who first wore the number when he played with the Miami Dolphins for three years. 

A. Joey Bosa is an outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers. He has been playing with the same franchise that drafted him seven years ago.  

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