Former Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat made NFL history on Sunday when he became the first player to lead two different teams in sacks in the same season.
Sweat had 6.5 sacks for the Washington Commanders before being traded to the Chicago Bears on Oct. 31. In eight games with Chicago, he had six sacks to make for 12.5 total on the season.
Montez Sweat became the first player in NFL history to lead two different teams in sacks during the same season.
He posted 6.5 for the Commanders and 6.0 for the Bears. pic.twitter.com/bVKQSjBxWW
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Sweat’s record-breaking sack came against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 17, and history being made here may say more about the Commanders and the Bears than it does Sweat. Combined, the two organizations had just 69 sacks on the year.
Nevertheless, Sweat did have a career season with 57 total tackles and three forced fumbles to go along with the sack number. That was good enough to land the former Bulldog in his first-ever Pro Bowl, which he’ll participate in on Feb. 4.
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