New England Patriots Yearly Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Sacks

The following are the New England Patriots yearly defensive leaders ranked by sacks. Included are player stats for the New England Patriots (NFL) from 1971-2020, the Boston Patriots (NFL) in 1970 and the Boston Patriots (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included.

      Sacks
Year Player Team Sacks
2019 J. Collins NE 7.0
2018 T. Flowers NE 7.5
2017 T. Flowers NE 6.5
2016 T. Flowers NE 7.0
2015 C. Jones NE 12.5
2014 R. Ninkovich NE 8.0
2013 C. Jones NE 11.5
2012 R. Ninkovich NE 8.0
2011 M. Anderson NE 10.0
  A. Carter NE 10.0
2010 M. Wright NE 5.5
2009 T. Banta-Cain NE 10.0
2008 R. Seymour NE 8.0
2007 M. Vrabel NE 12.5
2006 R. Colvin NE 8.5
2005 R. Colvin NE 7.0
2004 W. McGinest NE 9.5
2003 M. Vrabel NE 9.5
2002 W. McGinest NE 5.5
  R. Seymour NE 5.5
2001 B. Hamilton NE 7.0
2000 W. McGinest NE 6.0
  G. Spires NE 6.0
1999 W. McGinest NE 9.0
1998 H. Thomas NE 6.5
1997 C. Slade NE 9.0
1996 W. McGinest NE 9.5
1995 W. McGinest NE 11.0
1994 C. Slade NE 9.5
1993 C. Slade NE 9.0
1992 A. Tippett NE 7.0
1991 A. Tippett NE 8.5
1990 B. Williams NE 6.0
1989 B. Williams NE 8.0
1988 B. Williams NE 8.0
1987 A. Tippett NE 12.5
1986 G. Veris NE 11.0
1985 A. Tippett NE 16.5
1984 A. Tippett NE 18.5
1983 A. Tippett NE 8.5
1982 D. Blackmon NE 4.5