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PFF Record Book: Edge defender signature stats

G6FCBJ American Football - NFL International Series 2013 - Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers - Wembley Stadium. Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen celebrates a sacking

• Jared Allen's 2011 campaign stands out: PFF counts typical “half-sacks” as full sacks, making Allen's total of 24 that year the top mark among edge defenders since 2006.

• A new leader in pass-rush win rate: The Jets' Bryce Huff now owns the PFF record after a 2022 season in which he posted a 25.6% win rate.

• Calais Campbell wreaked havoc in the run game with the Jaguars: The now-interior defender's 2018 season in Jacksonville goes down as the best in the PFF era in total run stops and run-stop rate among edge defenders.

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The PFF database is a vast expanse of grades and statistics encompassing nearly two decades' worth of NFL action. The goal has always been to help better understand the game of football and bridge the gap between the past and present generations.

PFF data goes as far back as 2006, which may be a small sample size of the game’s entire history, but it serves as a tremendous asset in determining which performances truly stand the test of time.

These are the official PFF records for edge defender signature stats.

PFF Pass-Rush Grade

Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns (2022) – 93.5

Garrett’s 93.5 grade this past season is the highest on record by any player not named Aaron Donald. And he is one of just four defensive linemen ever to earn a 93.0-plus pass-rushing grade. In the past two seasons, Garrett has been a force, putting together two of the four highest-graded seasons among edge defenders. With four straight seasons of 90.0-plus grades, Garrett’s dominance doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

PFF Sacks

Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings (2011) – 24

The NFL classifies sacks made by more than one player as half-sacks for every defender involved; however, at PFF, sacks are recorded in full regardless of how many players reach the quarterbacks. That allows for a better representation of pass-rush production, removing the half-sack penalty for having talented teammates.


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