Last night the Chicago Bears took on the San Diego Chargers in the second week of preseason games. The highlight of the game might have come from a bone jarring hit from Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic.
(Yes, I know the picture above isn’t Jon Bostic. There are surprisingly not a lot of Bostic as a Chicago Bears pictures in our database yet.)
It was early in the third quarter and the Bears were leading the Chargers 20 to 7. It was a first and ten from the Chargers own 37 yard line. It was a bubble screen to the right side to Mike Willie who was absolutely leveled by Bostic as the ball just reached his hands.
The ball goes flying, the Bears react like it was a fumble but it was actually ruled an incomplete pass. The Bears might not be so worried about letting Brian Urlacher walk away into retirement this offseason after all with Bostic stepping into the linebacking group.
Bostic finished the night with two total tackles, one of which was a solo, and a pass deflection.
[UPDATE:] Jon Bostic has since been fined $21,000 and Lance Briggs doesn’t understand why.
Here is a picture of the tackle as it connects:
— Brandon Button (@DeBitten) August 21, 2013