San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa hopes to build upon his impressive NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year season. Oddsmakers think he could do that. In fact, the 49ers' second-year player owns the second-best odds to be named the league's Defensive Player of the Year for the 2020 season, according to (h/t to Jennifer Lee Chan).

The only player with better odds than Bosa is Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Nick Bosa's brother, defensive end Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers, is also among the top 10, which is listed below.

  1. Aaron Donald, +700
  2. Nick Bosa, +900
  3. J.J. Watt, +1100
  4. TJ Watt, +1100
  5. Khalil Mack, +1200
  6. Stephon Gilmore, +1600
  7. Chandler Jones, +1800
  8. Derwin James, +2000
  9. Joey Bosa, +2000
  10. Von Miller, +2000

Bosa racked up 47 tackles, nine sacks, two passes defensed, an interception, and a forced fumble in 2019. He added four more sacks in the playoffs, including one in Super Bowl LIV, increasing his season and career total to 13.

Bosa set a rookie franchise record with 16 tackles for a loss and earned a Pro Bowl selection following his first NFL season. His seven sacks to start the season tied for the second-most by a player in his first seven games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.

Bosa finished the regular season with the third-highest pressure percentage and fourth-highest pass-rush win percentage among rookies. His 18 quarterback hits were the second-most by a rookie, behind just Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, who had 21 in 2011.

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