For a defensive player, every sack is special, but getting to the quarterback is not be a problem for Oakland Raiders defensive star Khalil Mack—at least according to his quarterback, Derek Carr.
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Two years ago, when Mack was a rookie linebacker for the Raiders, he tallied four sacks. But last season, when Mack mostly played at defensive end, his sack numbers skyrocketed to 15, second in the NFL behind J.J. Watt. That’s a prodigious total, but how many does Carr think Mack will get next season?
“I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr told Adam Schein on SiriusXM Radio. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.”
Thirty sacks seems highly unlikely. The NFL record is 22.5, set by Michael Strahan in 2001. But, if Mack can take down opposing QBs 30 times, the NFL might as well engrave his name on the MVP trophy right now.
Watch Mack get five sacks in one game in the video below.
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