It’s way too early to start envisioning Joey Bosa in a gold jacket, but his teammates on the Los Angeles Chargers are looking forward to a bright future.

Bosa won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2016 after ending his contract holdout that spanned through August. The former Ohio State standout immediately took the league by storm, recording 10.5 sacks in 12 games.

Dwight Lowery also joined the Chargers last summer, joining the team as a free agent. The veteran safety believes Bosa could end up in Canton one day, raving about his skill set.

“I think he’s got Hall of Fame potential,” Lowery said of Bosa to ESPN’s Eric D. Williams. “And that’s after seeing him play just a couple games and seeing him practice. Just his size and physical attributes, he can be as good as he wants to be. And hopefully he makes the right decisions along the way and things of that nature. And hopefully he’s able to stay healthy throughout his whole career.”

Bosa’s elongated contract holdout caused him to miss the first four games of the season and Lowery believes the 21-year-old could’ve seriously challenged divisional rival Khalil Mack for Defensive Player of the Year had he played a full schedule.

“You could argue if he had played those four games – forget rookie of the year – could he have been defensive player of the year if he plays those four games?” Lowery said. “We don’t know what he would have done had he played those four games.”

In a division that features Mack, Von Miller, and Justin Houston, it’s possible Bosa could eventually ascend to the top of the AFC West class.

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