Green Bay Packers: 15 greatest pass rushers of all-time

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Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Green Bay Packers
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DE. (2000-08). Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. 4. player. 49.

Best pass rushers in Green Bay Packers history: 4. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila

  • Pro Bowl (2003)

  • 74.5 career quarterback sacks

  • 4x 10+ quarterback sack seasons (2001-04)

  • 5x Packers season leader in quarterback sacks (2001-05)

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila may very well be the hardest former Packer great’s name to pronounce, but let’s not overlook just how great of a pass rusher he was for Green Bay in the 2000s. The former fifth-round pick out of San Diego State in the 2000 NFL Draft would lead Green Bay in quarterback sacks five straight seasons from 2001 to 2005.

Gbaja-Biamila rattled off four straight 10+ sack seasons from 2001 to 2004. After just 1.5 sacks in his rookie campaign in 2000, he exploded in year two in the league with 13.5. He would match that total only one more time in his nine-year NFL career spent entirely with the Packers.

Gbaja-Biamila recorded 12.0 quarterback sacks in 2002 and then 10.0 in 2003. 2003 would strangely be the only career trip to the Pro Bowl for the former Packer pass-rushing prowess. 2004 proved to be even better for him, as Gbaja-Biamila registered 13.5 sacks to lead the team for the fourth year in a row.

Though he never again crossed the 10-sack threshold in his NFL career, Gbaja-Biamila was still elite at getting after the quarterback heading into his final year in the league in 2008. He led the team for the fifth and final time of his career in 2005 with 8.0 quarterback sacks.

2006 and 2007 would prove to be strong years for Gbaja-Biamila in providing pressure, but had been usurped in the Packers pass rush by defensive end Aaron Kampman entering his prime. Gbaja-Biamila had 6.0 and 9.5 sacks those two seasons, respectively.

While he managed 0.5 in what was his final NFL season in 2008, Gbaja-Biamila amassed an impressive 74.5 quarterback sacks in his career. With all of them coming as a member of the Packers, his spot in the top-five and frankly, the Packers’ pass-rushing Mount Rushmore is safe for the time being.