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‘Twice the Charm’ – Montez Sweat Creates History: Leads two different teams in Sacks This Season

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Montez Sweat inscribed his name into the history books by becoming the first player in NFL history to lead two teams in sacks during the same season. Even though Sweats last appeared for the Washington Commanders in week 8, his tally of 6.5 sacks for commanders this season is still an unbeaten record within the squad.

‘Tez’ was traded from the Washington Commanders to the Chicago Bears in October. Sweat then went on to finish with 6.0 sacks for the Bears. Justin Jones’s 4.5 sacks and Yannick Ngakoue with 4.0 sacks are the only players after Sweat’s (6.0 sacks), to have more than three sacks for the Bears this season.

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Montez Sweat

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the pass-rusher is the only player in the history of the NFL to reach this milestone of leading two teams in sacks during the same season. Sweat reached another milestone this season as his tally of 12.5 sacks this season is his personal best.

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Was Montez Sweat deal a Bargain for the Bears?

The Bears after acquiring ‘Tez’ wasted no time in offering him a four-year contract extension reportedly worth 98 million Dollars. To be precise his contract is worth worth $98 million in new money, $41.96 million fully guaranteed, and $72.86 million in total guarantees.  Montez Sweat was a first-round pick in 2019 and his stellar performance in 2023 earned him the first Pro Bowl invite of his career.”I am honored to be selected to my first Pro Bowl and to represent the great city of Chicago,” Sweat said. “What makes this honor special is that the fans played a role in me being selected. I am truly grateful to my teammates, coaches, support staff, and my family for all the support this season. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Montez Sweat

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 Bears coach reveals how important Sweat is for the team

Chicago Bears have greatly benefitted from the arrival of ‘Tez’, He has solidified the Bear’s defense and helped others to get free and create trouble in the backfield. The pressure he implies on quarterbacks results in quick but inaccurate throws, thus increasing the number of interceptions for the Bears.

Montez Sweat helped The Chicago Bears  and even the players around him, coach Matt Eberflus agrees

“I would say the Chicago Bears as a whole have benefitted from having ‘Tez on our football team. He creates a pressure player from the front, and when you have that, you’re able to play coverage.”

‘Tez’ now has his eyes fixed on the 2024 Pro Bowl and will be looking forward to continuing his red-hot form.

Read more: Ron Rivera Spills All on Role Switch at Washington Commanders: “Probably the last five weeks I’ve coached”

 

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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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