Bosa, alongside Melvin Ingram, makes up the most feared pass-rushing duo in the league and, so far this season, the most prolific. Through nine weeks, the pair's combined 17 sacks are the most by any two teammates.
If you turn on your regular cable sports channel -- ahem, try NFL Network -- you likely won't see analysis or constant praise of Bosa, as the two play for a 3-5 team with home-field advantage issues. But the Chargers lynchpin is rightfully earning respect from the people who matter in the places that matter.
Bosa has also earned high praise from those outside the building, specifically those who will one day enter a revered building in Canton.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick orrated a 287-word love letter to the Bolts end ahead of last week's matchup, saying in part, "He's really just good at everything but he's got a great motor so you've got to deal with him every play. You can't run away from him; that's not the answer because he'll chase down plays."
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had similar things to say: "Well, there's not much that doesn't impress me. ... Sometimes it takes guys a little time to develop a repertoire of rush moves in our league that enable them to have success and I would say this guy is really -- for a guy that hasn't played multiple, multiple seasons in the NFL he's got a lot of different things to him as a pass rusher that you've got to get ready for."
But don't overlook Bosa, whose breakout performances are getting lost in the distracted Los Angeles media landscape but are not lost among his peers.