LA Rams DT Aaron Donald closing in on All-Time quarterback sack record

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LA Rams DT Aaron Donald is only 6.5 sacks from tying the All-Time LA Rams quarterback sack record

The LA Rams are blessed with some incredible football talent. In fact, sometimes the level of play from this roster is so good, that the expectations continue to creep higher. Take All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald. He is a down lineman, but he currently leads the NFL in quarterback sacks with nine.

While that is an outstanding number of quarterback take-downs from a down lineman, the fact is that Aaron Donald is expected to set that pace each and every season. When he does not, the reaction is one of disappointment. So it goes for someone who continues to attract more double and triple teams in the NFL.   All the while, he continues to excel at his position. He’s so good at what he does, that he literally alters how opponents plan to move the ball.

Consistently excellent

Well, how good is that? Here’s the latest scoring from Pro Football Focus.

Aaron Donald is a defensive leader. Not only can he defeat multiple blockers, but his sheer power at the line of scrimmage gives him plenty of strength to bring down a running back or quarterback in the process. He’s been designated as ‘Team-Killer’ against the Seattle Seahawks as the most dangerous player to face them. But he has that effect on all NFC west teams. To many, he is the best player in football

And he is moving up the ranks of the best that ever played the game for the LA Rams.

All-Time team sack leader within reach

At the beginning of the 2020 NFL season, we pointed out that a good season from Aaron Donald could propel him to the All-Time quarterback sack leader of the LA Rams this season. Of course, he began the season tied for second place with OLB Kevin Greene with 72 sacks.  And the team leader, Leonard Little, stood at 87.5 quarterback sacks.

Well, some time has passed, Donald has already accumulated nine sacks, and he is about to face the Seattle Seahawks, a team that averages three sacks per game.   Right now, Aaron Donald needs 6.5 sacks to tie franchise leader Leonard Little with 87.5 sacks.  Should he get seven or more sacks, he will take over as the All-Time LA Rams leader for quarterback sacks. So far, he’s needed just 102 games to get this far.

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In his career, Donald has had some good games against the Seahawks. He’s recorded 13.5 sacks against them in just 12 games. As he approaches the team record, and with his having such an excellent season, he should be able to get closer to the record. Hopefully, Donald has a good game, and that will certainly help the Rams to a victory.