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The NFL quarterbacks on Patriots outside linebacker Matt Judon’s sack list

Ex-Raven Matt Judon has sacked 23 different quarterbacks since landing in 2016.

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Only four members of the 2016 NFL draft have since registered more sacks than Matt Judon. Between his regular seasons and postseasons, the product of Division II Grand Valley State stands with a tally of 35.5.

But there are names behind that number.

Here’s the list of quarterbacks Judon, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens and now entering his first campaign off the edges with the New England Patriots, has gotten to through 80 career games.

QUARTERBACKS SACKED BY JUDON

  • Geno Smith: 1 — Oct. 23, 2016
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick: 1 — Oct. 23, 2016
  • Ben Roethlisberger: 2 — Nov. 6, 2016; Nov. 4, 2018
  • Ryan Tannehill: 2 — Dec. 4, 2016; Nov. 22, 2020
  • Mitchell Trubisky: 2 — Oct. 15, 2017
  • Marcus Mariota: 2 — Nov. 5, 2017; Oct. 14, 2018
  • Brett Hundley: 2 — Nov. 19, 2017
  • Matthew Stafford: 1 — Dec. 3, 2017
  • DeShone Kizer: 1 — Dec. 17, 2017
  • Andy Dalton: 2.5 — Dec. 31, 2017; Nov. 18, 2018; Oct. 13, 2019
  • Case Keenum: 0.5 — Sept. 23, 2018
  • Derek Carr: 3 — Nov. 25, 2018
  • Patrick Mahomes: 2 — Dec. 9, 2018; Sept. 22, 2019
  • Josh Rosen: 1 — Sept. 8, 2019
  • Kyler Murray: 1 — Sept. 15, 2019
  • Deshaun Watson: 2 — Nov. 17, 2019
  • Jared Goff: 1 — Nov. 25, 2019
  • Josh Allen: 2.5 — Dec. 8, 2019; Jan. 16, 2021
  • Devlin Hodges: 1 — Dec. 29, 2019
  • Dwayne Haskins: 2 — Oct. 4, 2020
  • Cam Newton: 1 — Nov. 15, 2020
  • Gardner Minshew: 1 — Dec. 20, 2020
  • Daniel Jones: 1 — Dec. 27, 2020

The list stands with 23 different names, beginning with Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fall of Judon’s rookie year against the New York Jets and continuing up through Josh Allen in January’s AFC divisional round against the Buffalo Bills. Allen, in addition to Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Tannehill, Marcus Mariota, Andy Dalton and recent NFL and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, all have crossed paths with Judon in multiple matchups.

And along the way came a Sunday night matchup with New England’s Cam Newton in 2020. The two met on third down in the opening quarter at a waterlogged, windy Gillette Stadium, reaching the turf for a loss of seven as the punt unit stepped on.

In all, there have been 292 yards lost to go with six fumbles forced and one safety as a result of Judon’s sacks, according to Pro Football Reference’s Stathead. There have also been splits credited with ex-Baltimore teammates in defensive tackle Michael Pierce and fellow outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Tyus Bowser.

The 28-year-old Judon signed a four-year, $54 million pact with New England as free agency got underway in March.

Those ahead of him in sacks from the 2016 class include Ohio State’s Joey Bosa, Maryland’s Yannick Ngakoue, Mississippi State’s Chris Jones and Oregon’s DeForest Buckner. Each of whom went over the draft’s initial three rounds. Judon, who has been named a Pro Bowler in consecutive years, went in the fifth round at No. 146 overall.