Michael Strahan’s 2001 Sack Record Is Being Called Into Question On Social Media After Sketchy Video Evidence Surfaces Online

Michael Strahan and the New York Giants line up on defense against the Dallas Cowboys.Michael Strahan’s New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (Photo via @_MLFootball/Twitter)

Michael Strahan is one of the most notable names in sports and TV history. His NFL record for sacks in a season has stood since it was set at 22.5 in 2001. The record has only ever been tied by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end TJ Watt.

While the record may stand, some recent questioning of the long-held record has occurred after a video clip of one of Strahan’s sacks from the 2001 season went viral. It may not have been a sack, but it was called a sack at the time.

In an X post by MLFootball, the clip shows Strahan apparently making the tackle at the 43.5-yard line after the ball is snapped at the 44-yard line. This was in a week eight game against the Dallas Cowboys, and fans are now adamant that it is not a sack.

Michael Strahan Should Not Hold The NFL’s Single-Season Sack Record

This comes after recent evidence suggests that the NFL may have cheated the aforementioned Steeler Pro Bowl defensive end TJ Watt out of the record after they refused to credit the All-pro for a sack against the Baltimore Ravens in 2021.

While the record may technically not yet be broken, some NFL fans already consider Watt the NFL’s single season sacks leader after the debackle. Strahan’s record still stands along with his 141.5 sacks throughout his 15-year NFL career.

Watt currently sits at 96.5 career sacks, making it a real possibility that the current NFL super star may just get the last laugh when it comes to the all-time career sacks. Strahan currently sits in sixth place on the all-time sacks list.

We can only hope that TJ Watt remains healthy long enough to break that record in the NFL’s eyes and possibly many others along the way, but as it stands, the NFL unfortunately leans Strahan’s way in this case.

Related Posts

Our Privacy policy

https://worldnewsdailyy.com - © 2024 News