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Kayvon Thibodeaux (Giants): “I’m aiming for the record for sacks in a season”

In 2001, Michael Strahan, the star linebacker of the New York Giants, set the record for sacks at 22.5 units in a regular season. It then took 20 years for TJ Watt (LB, Pittsburgh) to equal this number, an achievement.

But Kayvon Thibodeaux intends to regain the title of most prolific quarterback hunter, for the New York franchise in which he plays, but especially for himself.

“This press conference has just started, but if you're wondering, I'm going for the record,” he told NJ.com last Thursday.

“Every year I will be there, I will chase Michael Strahan’s record”

Kayvon Thibodeaux, for his part, remains confident, and believes that modern football will offer him the opportunities necessary to break the sacks record.

“He (Strahan) hasn't had as many opportunities to chase the quarterback as I'm going to have. The game wasn't as pass-oriented. I have a chance that many would have liked to have. And I will do everything not to spoil it. I respect that by always giving my all on the pitch, trying to be the best. »

Kayvon Thibodeaux, drafted in 5th position in the 2022 draft, will begin his 3rd season with the New York Giants with very high personal goals.

A lot of work awaits the pass rusher, who has had the merit of improving in the number of sacks each year. After 4 sacks in 2022, he managed 11.5 sacks in 2023. We will therefore have to almost double this total to get Michael Strahan!

A new environment, the unknown not to be forgotten

The former Oregon player leaves with great self-confidence, he will nevertheless have to adapt to the new environment in the New York franchise. During the offseason, Wink Martindale, the defensive coordinator with a very aggressive mentality, left.

He was replaced by Shane Bowen who appears to have big ambitions with the players at his disposal. A group which will also include the newly arrived star Brian Burns, and who plays in the same position as Thibodeaux.

The duo could just as easily be complementary or parasitic on each other for individual statistics.

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