Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions This Year?

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Philadelphia Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (23) celebrates his interception with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Philadelphia.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 04, 2023, 11:50 AM
  • Keeping track of the NFL interception leaders for 2022.
  • Four players have six interceptions.

While offensive players get all the headlines when it comes to fantasy football, defense is also part of the game, including game-changing plays like interceptions.

All of these plays had an impact one way or another with NFL betting.

Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions This Year?

 

Rank Player Team Interceptions
1 Minkah Fitzpatrick Pittsburgh Steelers  6
1 C.J. Gardner-Johnson Philadelphia Eagles 6
1 Justin Simmons Denver Broncos  6
1 Tariq Woolen  Seattle Seahawks  6
5 Jaire Alexander  Green Bay Packers 5
5 DaRon Bland Dallas Cowboys 5
5 Jalen Pitre Houston Texans 5
5 Harrison Smith Minnesota Vikings 5
9 Vonn Bell Cincinnati Bengals 4
9 Kevin Byard  Tennessee Titans 4
9 Grant Delpit Cleveland Browns 
9 Rasul Douglas  Green Bay Packers
9 Darrick Forrest  Washington Commanders
9 Talanoa Hufanga  San Francisco 49ers 4
9 Eddie Jackson Chicago Bears 4
9 Jonathan Jones  New England Patriots 
9 Patrick Peterson Minnesota Vikings
9 Jordan Poyer  Buffalo Bills 
9 Marcus Williams Baltimore Ravens 4

Minkah Fitzpatrick grabbed a game-sealing interception against the Ravens to keep the Steelers’ playoff hopes alive. With one week left in the regular season, the safety has broken his single-season record with six picks.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson earned his league-leading sixth interception against the Commanders in Week 10. The safety acquired from the Saints had a massive two-interception game in Week 6 against the Cowboys and earned his first pick in Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Justin Simmons recorded his sixth interception of the season against the Chiefs in Week 17. He has at least five interceptions in each of the last three seasons.

Tariq Woolen continues to make a case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. In Week 13, he broke the Seahawks’ rookie interception record, earning his sixth pick against the Los Angeles Chargers. The cornerback is having a breakout season and has shown immense potential for his future in the league. 

Jaire Alexander made a crucial fourth-quarter interception against the Dolphins on Christmas Day.

DaRon Bland earned his team-leading fifth pick in Week 16. He made a key interception late in the fourth quarter to allow the Cowboys to take the lead over the Eagles. With the pick, he ties the franchise record for most interceptions by a rookie defensive back.

Jalen Pitre intercepted backup quarterback C.J. Beathard during the Texans’ 31-3 loss to the Jaguars. Through 17 weeks, the rookie has recorded 139 total tackles, five interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a sack.

Harrison Smith recorded his fifth interception and 34th career interception in Week 13 against the Jets. The Vikings’ vet is now the career interception leader among all active players in the league. 

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