Most Team Sacks
Myles Garrett was mentioned earlier as a player who could break an individual record for the most sacks in a single season. While he goes after Reggie Camp’s mark, the Browns also added more talent around him with the acquisition of edge rusher Olivier Vernon and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Along with Larry Ogunjobi, the Browns now have four starters capable of getting after the quarterback.
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That could lead to them having a shot at topping their best team-sack total which came in both 1992 and 1993 when they had 48. Led by Clay Matthews and Rob Burnett (9.0 sacks each) in ’92 and Anthony Pleasant with 11 in ’93, the Browns put up some strong seasons in the sack department. But can they beat that this year?
Current Record for team sacks: 48 in 1992 and 1993
The task won’t be easy even with the added talent. Last season, Cleveland finished at 22nd with 37 total sacks. Outside of Garrett, they struggled to get after the quarterback although Ogunjobi and rookie linebacker Genard Avery both showed flashes.
Those two hope to take the next step and with the addition of Vernon and Richardson, it’s certainly possible. However, there’s also a chance Vernon will miss time, especially considering he missed five games in 2018 and four in 2017. Also, the lack of depth is concerning meaning realistically, the record is only in danger if all four of the starters at least approach double-digits totals.
Prediction: This record stands, but it’s close