Through tough start, Grady Jarrett remains consistent

The Atlanta Falcons haven’t had the season they wanted or expected, but Grady Jarrett continues to perform at an incredibly high level. According to ESPN’s Seth Walder, Jarrett has the highest pass rush win rate of any defensive tackle in the league, a testament of just how difficult it is to slow him down.

Despite just 2.5 sacks through the first eight games this season, Jarrett does have 12 quarterback hits, which puts him only behind Aaron Donald among all NFL defensive tackles. While Atlanta has had a lot of rotation on its defensive line due to injuries and COVID-19, Jarrett has remained the constant.

“He makes plays in the run game; he makes plays in the pass game,” Interim coach Raheem Morris said. “He makes everything else go. He allows your run-and-hit players to absolutely play around him because he’s causing so much disruption for the quarterback, for the run game, for the pass game, just all over the place. When you get him in the right spots, in the right moments, with the right people, he can absolutely be a game-wrecker. That’s what he’s been for us.”F

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