Week 1 saw Maxx Crosby living in the Ravens’ backfield and putting up what looked to be three sacks, though he was only credited with two.
His performance earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Well, he kept it going Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers with numerous pressures along with 5 QB hits.
If you’re wondering how his number compares to the rest of the league, it’s simple — he’s number one in both pressures (16) and QB hits (10).
Maxx Crosby has been wreaking HAVOC on QBs so far:
Most pressures by a pass rusher:
Maxx Crosby 16
Arik Armstead 15
Cameron Heyward 14
Most QB hits by a pass rusher:
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) September 20, 2021
Crosby had no sacks in week two, but had he been credited with three sacks in the opener, he would be tied for third in the league behind Chandler Jones (5) and Danielle Hunter (4).
Crosby’s two sacks are tied for ninth. But neither Jones nor Hunter are in the top three in pressures and Jones has two fewer QB hits (8) than Crosby.
Against Pittsburgh, it was Solomon Thomas who put up a couple sacks, in large part because of the pressure Crosby and company were putting on the outside.
There is plenty of season ahead for Crosby to catch up in terms of sacks. He’s made it clear that he’s a force to be reckoned with on the edge, so the sacks should keep coming.