Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen actually has a goal to chase this weekend against the Carolina Panthers. According to Pro Football Reference, Jared is currently 1.5 sacks short of being the NFL’s active leader in sacks.
Over the course of his 10 year career with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings, Jared Allen has amassed 120.5 career sacks. This Sunday, he will be chasing down the extremely mobile Cam Newton. Newton has been sacked 15 times in 4 games this season and could be in for a long night if the Vikings can get pressure on him.
The current leader is John Abraham at 122 career sacks. Abraham has been in the NFL for 14 years and is currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals, who are facing the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.