By John Turney
Aaron Donald had two garbage-time sacks in tonights SNF game versus the Bears (hey, they all count) which took his total to eight. It's the sixth straight season he's had 8 or more sacks.
Since 1982 only Reggie White, Derrick Thomas, and DeMarcus Ware have accomplished that feat for their first six NFL seasons. Now add Donald to that list.
There are caveats to that, however. Lawrence Taylor had 9½ sacks as a rookie in 1981 (a year prior to sacks becoming official. He had 7½ sacks in 1981, less than eight but there were only nine games played in 1982. So, he'd be on it if not for some anomalies.
The six seasons of 8 or more sacks also put Donald on this list: Most seasons of 8 or more sacks among defensive tackles.
John Randle = 11 of 14 seasons
Alan Page = 11 of 15 seasons
Alex Karras = 8 of 12 seasons
Steve McMichael = 7 of 15 seasons
Aaron Donald = 6 of 6 seasons
Randy White = 6 of 14 seasons
Here are Donald's career stats through November 17, 2019.