It’s great when you can see it finally click with a young player. Vic Beasley followed up a pedestrian rookie year with a pretty forgettable September. Lots of eyes were on Beasley. Some had questioned why we hadn’t seen development from him.
That was a looooong time ago. Beasley has been on a tear that has put him in defensive player of the year consideration. First, lets take a look at some of his best players from yesterday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
WARNING: This is not for the faint of heart.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 11, 2016
Vic Beasley, you are a monster #ProBowlVote #ATLvsLA https://t.co/ZqMeqbHbnr
Beasley has turned into a strip-sack artist, but really needs to clean up his sad end zone celebrations.
Another one.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 11, 2016
Vic Beasley is becoming an offensive tackle's worst nightmare.#ProBowlVote #ATLvsLA https://t.co/xtABNvTTdF
Jared Goff may have terrible awareness, but Beasley brought him down with one hand. That is a phenomenal play.
Beasley was called a Von Miller Lite before the 2015 draft, and now he’s tied with Miller for most sacks in the NFL. Beasley is also first in the NFL in forced fumbles. He’s only three sacks away from tying John Abraham’s team record of 16.5 sacks in a single season.
As you would imagine, a guy killing it at this level is putting up some historic numbers. We rounded up a few that we loved.
Vic Beasley is the 1st Falcon - and 10th NFL player - with 3+ sacks & a FR-TD in a single game since sacks became official in 1982 pic.twitter.com/KFL4miGxgv— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 12, 2016
High praise here for #Falcons Vic Beasley from PFF: pic.twitter.com/qkf4n7ewun— DW (@FalcoholicDW) December 12, 2016
Most recent players with 13+ sacks in their 2nd NFL season:— David Branson (@obxleatherman) December 12, 2016
What a ridiculous year. Beasley is firmly entrenched in with young, defensive superstars.