Actually, Bowman has been playing at a high level all season. He is a force on all aspects of the defense, ranking fifth in the NFL with 124 tackles.
Tuesday, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh told San Francisco radio station KNBR that Bowman should get consideration for the NFL Defensive Player of the year. He said this Monday when asked at his press conference: “Well, he sure has been playing at a very high level. Consistently great week in and week out. You could even say the last four or five ballgames, I mean, he's elevated that play to the last five, six, seven games he's just been outstanding, and deserves to be mentioned in that kind of company.”