Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil should hit a career milestone next season – 100 career sacks.
Dumervil will enter 2015 with 90 sacks, after equaling his career high with 17 in 2014. Watching the 31-year-old Dumervil play as well as he did last season gives the Ravens hope that he’ll continue to be one of the NFL’s elite pass rushers for a few more years.
Expecting Dumervil to get at least 10 sacks next season seems right. He has averaged 11.2 sacks during his eight-year career, and playing opposite Terrell Suggs makes it more difficult for opponents to double-team Dumervil.
Suggs surpassed 100 career sacks last season and now has 106 ½. Among active players, only a few players rank higher on the all-time sack list than Suggs and Dumervil. Here are the career sack leaders among active players:
- Jared Allen, Bears, 134 sacks
- John Abraham, free agent, 133 ½
- DeMarcus Ware, Broncos, 127
- Julius Peppers, Packers, 125 1/2
- Dwight Freeney, free agent, 111 ½
- Robert Mathis, Colts, 111
- Terrell Suggs, Ravens, 106 ½
- Mario Williams, Bills 91
- Elvis Dumervil, Ravens 90
It will be interesting to see whether Suggs or Dumervil finish with more career sacks. However, Dumervil will be expecting to join Suggs in the 100-sack club next season.