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All-time NFL sack leader Bruce Smith assembled his own quarterback graveyard and it is downright terrifying

October 27, 2021

A few weeks ago, Myles Garrett, a man best known for striking another man with his own helmet a la Happy Gilmore taking off skate and trying to stab someone with it, assembled “quarterback graveyard” in his front yard. The humble Halloween decoration included six tombstones emblazoned with the names of opposing quarterbacks, from newcomers like Justin Fields to dreaded division rivals like Ben Roethlisberger, Lamar Jackson, and Joe Burrow.

Garrett’s graveyard caught the attention of the internet, Kyler Murray, and also NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, who was so inspired by Garrett’s body count that he decided to put together his own little house of horrors. Aspiring signal callers, viewer discretion is advised.

This is the Arlington Cemetery of quarterback graveyards. It just keeps going and going and going, which makes sense, because ol’ no. 78 finished his career as the NFL’s all-time sack leader with 200 takedowns of 76 different QBs. Some of those names might not inspire awe—Bubby Brister anyone?—but there’s some elusive scalps in there as well. Steve Young, Randall Cunningham, Mark Brunell, Dan Marino. Hell, even current Colts coach Frank Reich, who quarterbacked Smith’s own Buffalo Bills, is on there. Literally no one was safe.

Needless to say, Garrett has some work cut out for him (and probably some significant landscaping to do) if he wants to one day equal Smith’s tally. 52 down, 148 to go.