Justin Houston has the most sacks by a linebacker in a season, with 22 sacks in 2014.

most sacks in a season by a middle linebacker
Interpreted as:
most defensive sacks in a season by a middle linebacker
2014Houston1986Taylor2008Ware1990Thomas2019Barrett2012Smith2011Ware1989Harris2019Jones2012Miller1984Tippett2008Porter1995Paup2017Jones2014Dumervil2009Dumervil2006Merriman1992Harris1991Swilling1989Greene1989Swilling1988Greene1985Tippett22.020.520.020.019.519.519.519.519.018.518.517.517.517.017.017.017.017.017.016.516.516.516.5
NAMESEASONTMGPSCKTKLASTCOMBSCKYINTINT YDSINT TDFFFRFR TD
Justin HoustonJustin Houston2014KCKC1622.06096999000400
Lawrence TaylorLawrence Taylor1986NYGNYG1620.500000
DeMarcus WareDeMarcus Ware2008DALDAL1620.0691584113000610
Derrick ThomasDerrick Thomas1990KCKC1520.000020
Shaquil BarrettShaquil Barrett2019TBTB1619.5451358138.5140600
Aldon SmithAldon Smith2012SFSF1619.5501666144.5160300
DeMarcus WareDeMarcus Ware2011DALDAL1619.5481058124.5000210
Tim HarrisTim Harris1989GBGB1619.500030
Chandler JonesChandler Jones2019ARIARI1619.0421153146000830
Von MillerVon Miller2012DENDEN1618.5551368129.51261600
Andre TippettAndre Tippett1984NENE1618.500000
Joey PorterJoey Porter2008MIAMIA1617.537114896000410
Bryce PaupBryce Paup1995BUFBUF1517.520010
Chandler JonesChandler Jones2017ARIARI1617.052759113000200
Elvis DumervilElvis Dumervil2014BALBAL1617.0281038127.5000210
Elvis DumervilElvis Dumervil2009DENDEN1617.04274988.5000410
Shawne MerrimanShawne Merriman2006SDSD1217.0491463931100410
Tim HarrisTim Harris1992SFSF1617.000010
Pat SwillingPat Swilling1991NONO1617.0139110
Kevin GreeneKevin Greene1989RAMRAM1616.500020
Pat SwillingPat Swilling1989NONO1616.5114010
Kevin GreeneKevin Greene1988RAMRAM1616.5110000
Andre TippettAndre Tippett1985NENE1616.500041
James HarrisonJames Harrison2008PITPIT1516.06734101114.51330700
Simon FletcherSimon Fletcher1992DENDEN1616.000000
StatMuse has season-level data for sacks going back to the 1982 season.

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