Top 20 Quarterbacks Sacked the Most in a Single Season

David Carr Getting Sacked...Again

David Carr Getting Sacked…Again

Sacks really bring on the readers. Two of the more popular posts around here are NFL Quarterbacks That Have Been Sacked the Most and the NFL’s All-Time Sack Leaders (Defense).

But which quarterbacks hit the ground the most in a single season?

If you answered David Carr and Randall Cunningham, you’d be right.

Carr holds the all-time record, joining Cunningham as the only two QBs sacked more than 70 times in a season. Ouch.

No wonder their careers were shorter than they should have been – both missed tons of games due to injury and, well, getting sacked so many times.

Three years after setting the record, Carr was sacked another 68 times.

Cunningham appears amongst the top 20 a punishing four times. It was fun to watch him scramble with the ball, though. He was the original running quarterback.

QUARTERBACK SACKED SEASON TEAM
1. David Carr 76 2002 Houston Texans
2. Randall Cunningham 72 1986 Philadelphia Eagles
3. David Carr 68 2005 Houston Texans
4. Jon Kitna 63 2006 Detroit Lions
5. Steve Beuerlein 62 2000 Carolina Panthers
5. Ken O’Brien 62 1985 New York Jets
7. Neil Lomax 61 1985 St. Louis Cardinals
8. Randall Cunningham  60 1992 Philadelphia Eagles
9. Tony Eason 59 1984 New England Patriots
10. Jeff George 58 1997 Oakland Raiders
11. Randall Cunningham  57 1988 Philadelphia Eagles
11. Mark Brunell 57 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Tim Couch 56 1999 Cleveland Browns
13. Jeff George 56 1991 Indianapolis Colts
15. Drew Bledsoe 55 1999 New England Patriots
15. Phil Simms 55 1984 New York Giants
15. Greg Landry 55 1976 Detroit Lions
18. Randall Cunningham 54 1987 Philadelphia Eagles
18. Craig Morton 54 1981 Denver Broncos
18. Drew Bledsoe 54 2002 Buffalo Sabres
18. Hugh Millen 54 1991 New England Patriots
18. Mark Brunell 54 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars

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Posted on December 18, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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