Pernell McPhee is NFL’s best pass rusher, says Pro Football Focus

SHARE Pernell McPhee is NFL’s best pass rusher, says Pro Football Focus

First-year Bears lineman Pernell McPhee is already making his mark in Chicago. According to Pro Football Focus, he’s the best pass rusher in the NFL.

Using a formula which takes into account sacks, quarterback hits and hurries divided by number of plays, McPhee graded out as the NFL’s best through 10 weeks this season.

Via Pro Football Focus:

The Bears, after a slow start, are finding their feet under John Fox; one of the big reasons on defense is the excellent play of Pernell McPhee. A sub-package superstar in Baltimore, he’s not just coped with the expanded role, but thrived with incredible production. McPhee tops the charts by a good distance.

McPhee has 45 pressures and five sacks this season, and ranks ahead of Denver’s Von Miller, Kansas City’s Justin Houston, Seattle’s Michael Bennett and Seattle’s Cliff Avril on the list.

A knee injury kept McPhee out of last weekend’s win over the Rams, and his status for Sunday is in question after missing another day of practice on Wednesday.

[nicelink url=”http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/7/71/1112029/pernell-mcphee-stars-continue-top-bears-injury-report”]

Passing touchdown leaders for all 32 NFL franchises

All stats via Pro Football Focus.

The Latest
On Earth Day 2024, companies have a chance to show genuine support for the transition to an economy based on green energy. Federal tax credits and other incentives for manufacturing are helping to fuel the transition — and create thousands of new jobs.
When a child is reeling from stress, trauma or hardship, the thinking part of their brain shuts down. Our money should be spent on high-dosage tutoring and other individualized approaches that are effective against illiteracy.
Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.