The NFL’s 8 All-Time Sack Leaders

J J Watt is the current sack leader for the 2015 NFL season (image: foxsports.com)

J J Watt is the current sack leader for the 2015 NFL season (image: foxsports.com)

It’s often offensive players and particularly quarterbacks who get the most attention from fans and the media but its defences that win championships – as the old saying goes – and it’s time to show some appreciation for some of the NFL’s all-time great defensive players.

Masters of the pass rush and dab hands at getting to the quarterback, the following eight players are those with the most sacks of all time in the NFL (or at least since 1982 when sacks started being recorded) and were the scourge of offenses all around the country during their playing days.