Bosa’s dad argues 49ers star is disrespected: ‘Absolute joke’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
However in his father John Bosas eyes, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA superstar didnt receive enough recognition for what he accomplished in 2021 — particularly when the season-ending ACL injury he suffered in 2020 is taken into account.
John appeared on 95.7 The Games The Morning Roast on Monday, where he was asked if being overlooked of the Defensive Player of the entire year conversation last season is a thing that fuels Nick heading into his 2022 campaign.
Well, I believe hes striving to function as best, and the ones accolades obviously are nice and I believe they might be appreciated, John said, then raised another award he thought his son must have been considered for.
But I believe hes been disrespected a lot in his young career, and I believe that continued — I believe not getting one vote for Comeback Player of the entire year was a complete joke, John continued. And taking nothing from his excellent friend [Cincinnati Bengals quarterback] Joe Burrow, but I believe that was a complete travesty that [Nick] didnt get one vote with the type of year he previously returning.
Nick finished the 2022 regular season ranked fourth in the NFL with 15.5 sacks, second in sack yards (122) and tied for first in the league in tackles for loss with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt once they both collected 21.
Burrow, as John mentioned, continued to win CPOY upon taking the Bengals to the Super Bowl following their own recovery from an ACL tear. Watt was named last seasons DPOY after leading the NFL in both sacks and tackles for loss.
While Burrow and Watt’s awards were both well-earned, Johns assessment of how voters view Nick also isnt the very first time those near his son have stated he could be underrated.
When Nick was left from the 2021 All-Pro team, Kyle Shanahan said he ought to be there and that folks dont appreciate how good the edge rusher is.
But by the end of your day, all that counts to Nick is winning — and his dad knows it.
Those ideas may probably annoy me a lot more than they annoy him,” John said. “Because like I said, hes single-minded and its own about the Niners.