Revisiting the LA Rams franchise QB sack leaders

Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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The LA Rams love getting to the quarterback. And if you visit the Rams Franchise Career Quarterback Sack Leaders for the team, you will discover that the team has historically been pretty good at it as well. How do I know?  Well, I visited the Rams Franchise Career Quarterback Sack Leaders site.

While the Rams have plenty of quarterback sacks as a team, the only player threatening to claim the top spot for the team in the near future is Aaron Donald, who will need to play 207 games at his current pace to surpass the great Deacon Jones.

So who populates the top spots on the team?

  • Name                        Games           QB Sacks       Tackles           QB Hits          TFL
  1. Deacon Jones            151                159.5                      –                     –                   –
  2. Jack Youngblood       202                151.5                      –                     –                   –
  3. Aaron Donald            128                   99.0                 443                  227             151
  4. Merlin Olson              208                   91.0                     –                      –                    –
  5. Leonard Little            147                   87.5                 390                    55                89
  6. Leonard Brooks        131                   74.5                     –                       –                    –
  7. Fred Dryer                  134                   74.0                     –                       –                    –
  8. Kevin Greene             119                   72.5                 375                     –                    –
  9. Kevin Carter                 96                    62.5                 271                     –                  27
  10. Robert Quinn               95                    62.5                 218                 108                68
  11. Lamar Lundy             152                    60.5                   –                        –                     –
  12. Chris Long                    48                    54.5                  246                 102                73
  13. Gary Jeter                     79                    45                       –                         –                     –

Is anyone who is currently active on the roster anywhere among the Top 25?

Rams sack leaders not named Aaron Donald

Veteran outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, who has 33 games under his belt for the Rams so far, is currently positioned at the team’s 29th-ranked quarterback sacker at 20 QB sacks. He needs just four quarterback sacks to climb to the 25th-ranked sacker at 24 sacks. If he is able to put up ten or more quarterback sacks this year, he would end the season as the 20th-ranked Rams quarterback sacker.

Who is the next active player on the Rams All-Time Career Quarterback Sack Leaders list? That would be nose tackle Greg Gaines, whose 6.5 career quarterback sacks comes in at the 77th ranked defender on the list. If Gaines gets a quarterback sack against the Atlanta Falcons, he will skyrocket to 72nd place on the list. Two sacks will put him into a tie at the 64th ranked position with former ILB Corey Littleton.

The LA Rams need to get to the quarterback. Who will step up? A safe bet is to look for Aaron Donald to step up. But don’t be shocked if Floyd, Gaines, or another defender like outside linebacker Terrell Lewis puts up a great game. It’s only the second game of the 2022 NFL season. But the Rams are eager to avoid the 0-2 start.  The way to do that is to put pressure on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota.

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