J.J. Watt has defended the most passes by a defensive lineman in a season, with 16 passes defended in 2012.

most passes defensed by a defensive lineman, season
2012Watt2016Dunlap2017Jordan2011Hardy2007Allen2006Taylor2004Taylor2002Rice2014Watt2011Campbell2010Williams2009Jolly2006Allen2005Taylor2003Seymour2002McGinest2001Daniels2019Harris2017Ealy2013Johnson2012Liuget2010Peppers2008Taylor1615111111111111101010101010101010999999
NAMESEASONTMGPPDEFTKLASTCOMBSCKSCKYINTINT YDSINT TDFFFRFR TD
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2012HOUHOU161669128120.5138.5000420
Carlos DunlapCarlos Dunlap2016CINCIN16153019498.045000300
Cameron JordanCameron Jordan2017NONO161148146213.093.5101200
Greg HardyGreg Hardy2011CARCAR16113812504.022000100
Jared AllenJared Allen2007KCKC14115696515.5111000300
Jason TaylorJason Taylor2006MIAMIA161142206213.5742712920
Jason TaylorJason Taylor2004MIAMIA16114127689.564.51-30230
Simeon RiceSimeon Rice2002TBTB16114195015.51111300600
J.J. WattJ.J. Watt2014HOUHOU161059197820.51401801451
Calais CampbellCalais Campbell2011ARIARI16105319728.064100210
Kevin WilliamsKevin Williams2010MINMIN16102712391.08000100
Johnny JollyJohnny Jolly2009GBGB16102515401.04120120
Jared AllenJared Allen2006KCKC16106412767.558.5130360
Jason TaylorJason Taylor2005MIAMIA161052217312.080000421
Richard SeymourRichard Seymour2003NENE15103422568.057000100
Willie McGinestWillie McGinest2002NENE16104221635.541120000
Phillip DanielsPhillip Daniels2001CHICHI1610447519.053000320
Shelby HarrisShelby Harris2019DENDEN1692821496.033000100
Kony EalyKony Ealy2017NYJNYJ159113141.05190000
Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson2013CINCIN1593521563.523170200
Corey LiugetCorey Liuget2012SDSD1693615517.056000110
Julius PeppersJulius Peppers2010CHICHI1694311548.054210300
Jason TaylorJason Taylor2008WASWAS139218293.529.5000100
Phillip DanielsPhillip Daniels2007WASWAS1592514392.59.5000420
Phillip DanielsPhillip Daniels2005WASWAS1693711488.048000120
StatMuse has season-level data for passes defended going back to the 2001 season.

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