San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Elvis Dumervil has been having a decent season late in his career. Dumervil was brought in as something of an afterthought, but he’s been the most consistent pass rusher on the team, and leads the team with 5.5 sacks. On Sunday against the Chicago Bears, Dumervil sacked Mitchell Trubisky for a 3-yard loss.
In doing so, Dumervil has now brought down 50 different NFL quarterbacks, and is one of just four active players with at least 0.5 sacks on 50 different quarterbacks, behind Julius Peppers, Terrell Suggs and Dwight Freeney. That stat is courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau, and was included in the game notes sent by the NFL.
Dumervil also moved to 104.5 sacks for his career, which has him tied for 26th in NFL history alongside Neil Smith and Kevin Carter.
Obviously, Dumervil is a veteran player who has meant a lot of things to a lot of franchises. When he hangs up the cleats and calls it a career, his time with the 49ers will likely be an afterthought in comparison to his best days with a team like the Denver Broncos.
That said, I’ve always appreciated the veterans who come to the 49ers and quietly produce, kind of like when Isaac Bruce was around. Obviously, Bruce is a Rams legend and meant a million times more to that franchise, but it always feels good to cheer on such a high caliber of player, even when they’re outside of their prime.