Originally Posted by Irish Stout
This could be argued both ways. QBs hold on to the ball longer, but also have more protection than ever before both in rules and game schemes. I think thats why you see so many sack records in the mid to late 80s and early 90s. Reggie White, LT, DT...
I think the NFL benefits pass rushers far more than they did in the 90's. There are legitimately 6 pass rushers who have the capability of passing Strahan's record: Von Miller, JJ Watt, Aldon Smith, Jared Allen, Clay Matthews and DeMarcus Ware.
I fully believe that if the 1990 2nd year DT who got 20 sacks played in this era, he could be capable of 25.