Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson had a standout performance in Sunday's win over the Bears, recording a half-sack and intercepting Justin Fields on the first half's final play. This brings Hutchinson's season total to 7.5 sacks, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries, making him the first rookie and only the second player (Richard Dent being the other) in NFL history to achieve this stat line in a single season.
Why It Matters: Hutchinson's impressive stat line is noteworthy, given that it was not expected from the second overall pick. His contribution to the Lions' defense has been invaluable, and his ability to make plays on both the ground and in the air makes him a valuable asset to the team.
Aidan Hutchinson By the Numbers
- 7.5 sacks
- 3 interceptions
- 2 fumble recoveries