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
- Deacon Jones 151 159.5 – – –
- Jack Youngblood 202 151.5 – – –
- Aaron Donald 128 99.0 443 227 151
- Merlin Olson 208 91.0 – – –
- Leonard Little 147 87.5 390 55 89
- Leonard Brooks 131 74.5 – – –
- Fred Dryer 134 74.0 – – –
- Kevin Greene 119 72.5 375 – –
- Kevin Carter 96 62.5 271 – 27
- Robert Quinn 95 62.5 218 108 68
- Lamar Lundy 152 60.5 – – –
- Chris Long 48 54.5 246 102 73
- 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.