Seattle Seahawks’ All-Time Sack Leaders
The Seattle Seahawks have been and NFL franchise since 1976, and only reached the Super Bowl one time, after the 2005 season, and lost that game to Pittsburgh. But they have been competitive much of the time, and at times have boasted some pretty awesome defenses. Here is a short list of the Seahawks’ all-time sack leaders, keeping in mind that sacks did not become an official statistic until 1982:
Jacob Green (97.5)—Defensive end Jacob Green played for Seattle most of his career, from 1980 to 1991, and he ranks first in team history with 97.5 sacks. Green had his best season in 1983, when he had a career high 16 sacks, and added 1 interception return for a 73-yard touchdown, and 2 fumble recoveries.
Michael Sinclair (73.5)—Defensive end Michael Sinclair played for the Seahawks most of his career, from 1992 to 2001, and he ranks second in franchise history with 73.5 sacks. Sinclair had his best season in 1998, one of three seasons in which he made the Pro Bowl. That year, Sinclair led the NFL with 16.5 sacks (career high) and added 6 forced fumbles, 42 tackles (also career best) and 13 assists.
Jeff Bryant (63)—Defensive lineman Jeff Bryant played for Seattle his entire career, from 1982 to 1993. He ranks third in the team’s history with 63 sacks, and Bryant had his best season in 1984. That year, he had a career high 14.5 sacks, and added an interception, two fumble recoveries, and one safety. The interception and safety were the only ones of Bryant’s career.
Cortez Kennedy (58)—Defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy played in Seattle his whole career, from 1990 to 2000. He made the Pro Bowl 8 times, including 3 times as a first team All Pro. Kennedy ranks fourth in Seahawks’ history with 58 sacks, and his best season was 1992, one of his first team All Pro years. That year, Kennedy had career highs in sacks (14) and tackles (92), and added 4 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Chad Brown (48)—Linebacker Chad Brown played for the Seahawks from 1997 to 2004, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 48 sacks. Brown had a career high 13 sacks with Pittsburgh in 1996, but his best season may have been arguably 1998 with Seattle. That year, Brown was a first team All Pro, with 7.5 sacks, 1 interception, a forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 117 tackles (career high) and 32 assists (also career best).