Myles Garrett is the runaway leader in True Sack Rate
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Myles Garrett lost the NFL’s sack lead in the two weeks he missed due to COVID-19, but he remains the best at making the most impact with his sacks and ability to create them.
Not all sacks are created equal, and Brandon Thorn of Trench Warfare has made it his mission to sort out the relative skill used to bag each and every sack. Bringing down the quarterback after 4.5 seconds for a 1-yard loss because the rusher happened to be in the way of a scramble is different than screaming around the left tackle and forcing a strip-sack before the receivers even have time to make their route breaks.
Thorn quantified it into the True Sack Rate, sorting quality and pressure/sack rates. His meticulous film study results in Garrett being the runaway leader in sack quality. How the leaderboard stacks up:
Thorn offered more detail on why Garrett is so far out in front of his peers, including sack leader T.J. Watt,
The True Sack Rate offers a pretty thorough breakdown on the process and findings. Check it out and you’ll find another Browns pass rusher, Olivier Vernon, also doing very well in the study.