Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 9, 17 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.
The Redskins’ sack leaders 1992-2017
Note: I am out west visiting family for several days. For Need to Know I’m going to present some lists of who the Redskins’ leaders are in various statistical categories since the Redskins last went to the Super Bowl in 1991. Hope you enjoy and I’ll be back in a few days. As always, thanks for reading.
Here are the players who have the most sacks with the Redskins since 1992.
- Ryan Kerrigan (2011-2017) 75
- Ken Harvey (1994-1998) 41.5
- Brian Orakpo (2009-2014) 40.0
- Andre Carter (2006-2010) 32.0
- Bruce Smith (2000-2003) 29.0
The obvious surprise here Smith being on the list. He broke the NFL career sacks record while playing for the Redskins, of course, but he was just here to collect some more paychecks and get the record.
The presence of Smith points to the Redskins’ problems acquiring and keeping home-grown talent at edge rusher, with the exception of Kerrigan. The other four on the list have had great success elsewhere either before or after their time in Washington. Note that the sacks are just for their time with the Redskins.
Expanding the field to the entire NFL, Kerrigan is 55thin career sacks since 1992. Comparing that to two notable pass rushers who also came into the league in 2011, J.J. Watt, who has missed significant time with injuries, is 47thwith 76 sacks and Von Miller is 35thwith 83.5.