Von Miller seeks 20 sacks this year, all-time sack record

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Von Miller knows how many career sacks he has, and the Broncos linebacker knows what the all-time NFL record is.

“It’s something having 98 sacks going into year nine, it’s a good place to be,” Miller said, via video from Troy Renck of Denver7. “This is one of my lofty goals that I have for my career. The goal this year is just to hit that 20-sack mark. If I can get that, that will put me way ahead of the pace.”

Miller’s season-best came in the second year of his career when he had 18.5. He made 14.5 last season. The only season Miller hasn’t had double-digit sacks was 2013 when he played only nine games.

Michael Strahan owns the single-season record with 22.5 in 2001. Bruce Smith holds the NFL all-time record with 200 in a 19-year career. Both are in the Hall of Fame.

“If he does all the little things that are necessary to do that, he’s definitely got a great chance to do that,” new Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Thursday of Miller’s goals, via quotes distributed by the team. “But the little things are going to make the difference for him, and it’s not just on the field. It’s off the field — preparation, rest, all those things, being attentive to the details and technique. If he does that, yes, the sky’s the limit.”

14 responses to “Von Miller seeks 20 sacks this year, all-time sack record

  1. Michael Strahan* owns the single-season record with 22.5 in 2001.
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    Thanks to Farve. Harvey Martin holds the true single season sack record. 23 in a 14 game season.

  2. If he can somehow play as long as Bruce he is on pace to surpass him, but not by much, and I figure the sack totals will decrease for Von as he ages so it would be hard to reach Bruce, amazing record at 200 sacks, only Reggie White is close at 198 and #3 is Keven Greene at 160. If Von can get in the same company as those guys we are talking hall of fame.

  3. The record should belong to Jared Allen with 22 sacks in 2011.

    Michael Strahan had 22.5 sacks in 2001 but we all know Favre gave him the last one.

  4. Michael E says:
    April 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Michael Strahan* owns the single-season record with 22.5 in 2001.
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    Thanks to Farve. Harvey Martin holds the true single season sack record. 23 in a 14 game season.

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    Before sacks were kept as a stat, I believe legend has it that Deacon Jones had over 20 sacks in a single game.

  5. 6burgh says:
    April 18, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    Michael E says:
    April 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    Michael Strahan* owns the single-season record with 22.5 in 2001.
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    Thanks to Farve. Harvey Martin holds the true single season sack record. 23 in a 14 game season.

    9 1 Rate This

    Before sacks were kept as a stat, I believe legend has it that Deacon Jones had over 20 sacks in a single game.
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    Deacon Jones did not have 20 freaking sacks in one game lol. Harvey Martin got his before it was a stat. That’s the only reason he’s not in the HOF. He has the true record.

  6. With a new defensive HC there’s no reason to believe he won’t get the record. Broncos will have another losing record regardless.

  7. He’ll never sniff 20. He’s already lost a step. Justin Houston had 22. I bet that still burns.

  8. It’s insane what reggie white and bruce smith accomplished, when you look back and try to see what it takes for current players to even get close to what they did. Not only do you have to play on an all pro level every single year, you have do that for 1.5 – 2 decades. Insane for a D-Lineman.

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