With the NFL season right around the corner, here is a quick preview of the top edge rushers.
NFL teams obviously feel a similar way about this issue. Recently top pass rushers such as Von Miller, Calais Campbell, and Danielle Hunter have been given incredibly large (and well deserved) contracts. Other names such as Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa, and Demarcus Lawrence will be rewarded very soon.
If you want two games that shows the importance of having a good pass rush, look no further than Super Bowl 50 and Super Bowl LII. In Super Bowl 50, Von Miller won MVP of the game for his valiant efforts in stopping the opposing offense. In Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles’ front seven had one of the most memorable performances in recent football history when it came to stopping New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
These are just minute examples of the importance of having a dominant pass rush, but they are clear reasons why having a top pass rush is one of the most important things that an NFL team can have in high-pressure situation.