NFL Single-Season Approximate Value Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player AV Year Tm
1LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)262006SDG
2O.J. Simpson+ (28)251975BUF
Marshall Faulk+ (26)251999STL
4Rolland Lawrence (26)241977ATL
Tom Brady (30)242007NWE
6Wilber Marshall (24)231986CHI
Derrick Brooks+ (26)231999TAM
Aaron Rodgers (27)232011GNB
Alan Page+ (24)231969MIN
Steve Young+ (31)231993SFO
Ray Lewis (25)232000BAL
Pat Swilling (26)231991NOR
Steve Young+ (32)231994SFO
Lydell Mitchell (27)231976BAL
Jim Brown+ (28)231964CLE
Priest Holmes (28)232002KAN
17Otis Armstrong (23)221974DEN
Wes Chandler (26)221982SDG
Dan Fouts+ (31)221982SDG
Marshall Faulk+ (28)222001STL
Jim Brown+ (27)221963CLE
Kevin Carter (25)221999STL
Terrell Davis+ (25)221998DEN
Steve Young+ (30)221992SFO
Lem Barney+ (23)221969DET
Samari Rolle (24)222000TEN
Orlando Pace+ (24)222000STL
Marshall Faulk+ (27)222000STL
Bert Jones (25)221976BAL
George Blanda+ (33)221961HOU
J.J. Watt (25)222014HOU
Alan Page+ (25)221970MIN
Derrick Brooks+ (29)222002TAM
34Tiki Barber (30)212005NYG
Herb Adderley+ (23)211962GNB
Bruce Smith+ (33)211996BUF
David Harris (25)212009NYJ
Darrelle Revis (24)212009NYJ
J.J. Watt (26)212015HOU
Brian Urlacher (23)212001CHI
Matt Ryan (31)212016ATL
Bobby Boyd (30)211968BAL
Priest Holmes (29)212003KAN
Warren Sapp+ (26)211999TAM
Ray Lewis (24)211999BAL
Edgerrin James (21)211999IND
Tom Brady (34)212011NWE
Jim Brown+ (24)211960CLE
Dan Marino+ (22)211984MIA
Carl Eller+ (27)211969MIN
Jim Brown+ (29)211965CLE
Edgerrin James (22)212000IND
Daunte Culpepper (23)212000MIN
Rob Burnett (33)212000BAL
Jerry Rice+ (31)211994SFO
Charley Hennigan (26)211961HOU
Aaron Rodgers (30)212014GNB
Edgerrin James (26)212004IND
Peyton Manning (28)212004IND
Warren Sapp+ (29)212002TAM
Simeon Rice (28)212002TAM
62Arian Foster (24)202010HOU
Louis Vasquez (26)202013DEN
Doug Betters (27)201983MIA
Yale Lary+ (31)201962DET
Otis Taylor (24)201966KAN
Peyton Manning (30)202006IND
Charles Haley+ (26)201990SFO
Thurman Thomas+ (24)201990BUF
Rod Woodson+ (25)201990PIT
Emmitt Smith+ (26)201995DAL
Ken Anderson (33)201982CIN
Mark Gastineau (25)201982NYJ
Lydell Mitchell (26)201975BAL
Chuck Foreman (24)201975MIN
Aaron Donald (24)202015STL
Cam Newton (26)202015CAR
Jimmy Smith (32)202001JAX
Kurt Warner+ (30)202001STL
Ahman Green (26)202003GNB
Ray Lewis (28)202003BAL
Abner Haynes (24)201962DTX
Marvin Harrison+ (27)201999IND
Orlando Pace+ (23)201999STL
Drew Brees (32)202011NOR
Patrick Peterson (21)202011ARI
Keith Millard (26)201988MIN
Jerry Norton (29)201960STL
Walter Payton+ (23)201977CHI
Lydell Mitchell (28)201977BAL
Joe Nash (23)201984SEA
Emmitt Smith+ (23)201992DAL
Karl Mecklenburg (29)201989DEN
Emmitt Smith+ (24)201993DAL
Jerry Rice+ (30)201993SFO
Randall Godfrey (27)202000TEN
Jeff Garcia (30)202000SFO
Rich Gannon (34)202000OAK
Larry Brown (24)201972WAS
Ron Johnson (24)201972NYG
Matt Light (29)202007NWE
Randy Moss (30)202007NWE
Willie Brown+ (32)201973OAK
Thurman Thomas+ (25)201991BUF
Barry Sanders+ (26)201994DET
Daunte Culpepper (27)202004MIN
107James Harrison (32)192010PIT
Clay Matthews (24)192010GNB
Peyton Manning (37)192013DEN
Richard Sherman (25)192013SEA
Lance Briggs (24)192005CHI
Edgerrin James (27)192005IND
Barry Sanders+ (29)191997DET
Terrell Davis+ (24)191997DEN
Reggie White+ (24)191986PHI
Dwight Stephenson+ (28)191986MIA
Steven Jackson (23)192006STL
Deion Sanders+ (29)191996DAL
Reggie White+ (34)191996GNB
Bryant Young (24)191996SFO
Randall Cunningham (27)191990PHI
Pepper Johnson (26)191990NYG
Warren Moon+ (33)191990HOU
Michael Irvin+ (29)191995DAL
Jerry Rice+ (32)191995SFO
Chris Johnson (23)192009TEN
Philip Rivers (27)192009SDG
Aaron Rodgers (25)192009GNB
Patrick Willis (24)192009SFO
Doug Wilkerson (35)191982SDG
Fran Tarkenton+ (27)191967NYG
Johnny Unitas+ (34)191967BAL
Adrian Peterson (27)192012MIN
J.J. Watt (23)192012HOU
Andrew Whitworth (33)192015CIN
Russell Wilson (26)192015SEA
Jason Gildon (29)192001PIT
Ray Lewis (26)192001BAL
Ted Washington (33)192001CHI
Mike Curtis (25)191968BAL
James Harrison (30)192008PIT
Ray Lewis (33)192008BAL
Joe Fortunato (33)191963CHI
Jim Brown+ (25)191961CLE
Dan Fouts+ (30)191981SDG
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)192003SDG
Steve Beuerlein (34)191999CAR
Tony Brackens (24)191999JAX
Kevin Hardy (26)191999JAX
Jevon Kearse (23)191999TEN
Lawyer Milloy (25)191999NWE
Zach Thomas (26)191999MIA
Kurt Warner+ (28)191999STL
Jamal Anderson (25)191998ATL
Randall Cunningham (35)191998MIN
Zach Thomas (25)191998MIA
Steve Young+ (36)191998SFO
Jahri Evans (28)192011NOR
Cam Newton (22)192011CAR
Carl Nicks (26)192011NOR
Eric Dickerson+ (28)191988IND
Boomer Esiason (27)191988CIN
John David Crow (25)191960STL
Bobby Mitchell+ (25)191960CLE
Rod Woodson+ (27)191992PIT
Thurman Thomas+ (26)191992BUF
Dan Hampton+ (26)191984CHI
Ed Newman (33)191984MIA
Dwight Stephenson+ (26)191984MIA
Randy White+ (31)191984DAL
Pat Swilling (27)191992NOR
Cortez Kennedy+ (24)191992SEA
Chris Doleman+ (30)191992MIN
Greg Landry (24)191971DET
Alan Page+ (26)191971MIN
Paul Warfield+ (28)191971MIA
Paul Krause+ (27)191969MIN
Michael Dean Perry (24)191989CLE
Lawrence Taylor+ (30)191989NYG
Jason Taylor+ (26)192000MIA
Jimmy Smith (31)192000JAX
Torry Holt (24)192000STL
Greg Landry (25)191972DET
Jeff Saturday (32)192007IND
Reggie Wayne (28)192007IND
O.J. Simpson+ (26)191973BUF
Lawrence McCutcheon (23)191973RAM
Ricky Watters (25)191994SFO
Jack Lambert+ (24)191976PIT
DeMarco Murray (26)192014DAL
Russell Wilson (25)192014SEA
Larry Brown (22)191970WAS
Carl Eller+ (28)191970MIN
James Farrior (29)192004PIT
Eric Wright (26)191985SFO
Andre Tippett+ (25)191985NWE
Anthony Munoz+ (27)191985CIN
Richard Dent+ (24)191985CHI
199Tom Brady (33)182010NWE
Julius Peppers (30)182010CHI
NaVorro Bowman (25)182013SFO
Luke Kuechly (22)182013CAR
Wilbert Montgomery (24)181979PHI
Willie Anderson (30)182005CIN
Chad Johnson (27)182005CIN
Peyton Manning (29)182005IND
Jeff Saturday (30)182005IND
Steve Smith (26)182005CAR
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (26)182005SDG
Brian Urlacher (27)182005CHI
Michael Strahan+ (25)181997NYG
John Elway+ (37)181997DEN
William Andrews (27)181983ATL
Bob Baumhower (28)181983MIA
Joe Theismann (34)181983WAS
Willie Davis+ (28)181962GNB
Night Train Lane+ (34)181962DET
Jim Taylor+ (26)181962GNB
Dave Duerson (25)181986CHI
Dan Hampton+ (28)181986CHI
Dan Marino+ (24)181986MIA
Steve McMichael (28)181986CHI
Mike Singletary+ (27)181986CHI
Tiki Barber (31)182006NYG
Rashean Mathis (26)182006JAX
Philip Rivers (24)182006SDG
Jason Taylor+ (32)182006MIA
Adalius Thomas (29)182006BAL
Brian Urlacher (28)182006CHI
Kevin Williams (26)182006MIN
LeRoy Butler (28)181996GNB
Kevin Greene+ (34)181996CAR
Sam Mills (37)181996CAR
Derrick Thomas+ (23)181990KAN
Brett Favre+ (25)181995GNB
Herman Moore (25)181995DET
Jahri Evans (26)182009NOR
Jay Ratliff (28)182009DAL
Ray Rice (22)182009BAL
Marcus Allen+ (22)181982RAI
Too Tall Jones (31)181982DAL
Anthony Munoz+ (24)181982CIN
Danny White (30)181982DAL
Homer Jones (26)181967NYG
Geno Atkins (24)182012CIN
Tom Brady (35)182012NWE
Robert Griffin (22)182012WAS
Julius Peppers (32)182012CHI
Matt Ryan (27)182012ATL
Richard Sherman (24)182012SEA
Jeff Garcia (31)182001SFO
Terrell Owens (27)182001SFO
Orlando Pace+ (25)182001STL
Jeremiah Trotter (24)182001PHI
Aaron Rodgers (32)182016GNB
Damon Harrison (27)182016NYG
Leroy Kelly+ (26)181968CLE
Cortland Finnegan (24)182008TEN
Albert Haynesworth (27)182008TEN
Troy Polamalu (27)182008PIT
Ed Reed (29)182008BAL
Justin Tuck (25)182008NYG
Leroy Kelly+ (24)181966CLE
Doug Atkins+ (33)181963CHI
Erich Barnes (26)181961NYG
Ken Anderson (32)181981CIN
Trent Green (33)182003KAN
Torry Holt (27)182003STL
Peyton Manning (27)182003IND
Len Dawson+ (27)181962DTX
Todd Lyght (30)181999STL
John Lynch (27)181999TAM
Sam Madison (25)181999MIA
Peyton Manning (23)181999IND
Trevor Pryce (24)181999DEN
Deion Sanders+ (32)181999DAL
Marshall Faulk+ (25)181998IND
Garrison Hearst (27)181998SFO
Randall McDaniel+ (33)181998MIN
Darrell Russell (22)181998OAK
Deion Sanders+ (31)181998DAL
Gale Sayers+ (22)181965CHI
NaVorro Bowman (23)182011SFO
Haloti Ngata (27)182011BAL
Justin Smith (31)182011SFO
Carl Lee (27)181988MIN
Mike Singletary+ (29)181988CHI
Reggie White+ (26)181988PHI
Audray McMillian (30)181992MIN
Wilber Marshall (30)181992WAS
Michael Irvin+ (26)181992DAL
Carl Eller+ (29)181971MIN
Ted Hendricks+ (23)181971BAL
Eric Allen (23)181989PHI
Chris Doleman+ (27)181989MIN
Albert Lewis (28)181989KAN
Don Majkowski (25)181989GNB
Jerry Rice+ (26)181989SFO
Reggie White+ (27)181989PHI
Bruce Smith+ (30)181993BUF
Greg Lloyd (28)181993PIT
Harris Barton (29)181993SFO
Robert Smith (28)182000MIN
Tom Nalen (29)182000DEN
Peyton Manning (24)182000IND
Sam Madison (26)182000MIA
Hugh Douglas (29)182000PHI
Ken Ellis (24)181972GNB
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)182007SDG
Andre Tippett+ (27)181987NWE
Reggie White+ (29)181991PHI
Clyde Simmons (27)181991PHI
Sam Mills (32)181991NOR
Jim Lachey (28)181991WAS
Darrell Green+ (31)181991WAS
Herbert Scott (27)181980DAL
Gary Clark (29)181991WAS
Kevin Greene+ (32)181994PIT
Greg Lloyd (29)181994PIT
Eric Turner (25)181994CLE
Aeneas Williams+ (26)181994ARI
Rod Woodson+ (29)181994PIT
Roger Carr (24)181976BAL
Jordy Nelson (29)182014GNB
Mario Williams (29)182014BUF
Bobby Boyd (26)181964BAL
Ron Johnson (22)181970NYG
Ray Lewis (29)182004BAL
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (25)182004SDG
Trent Green (32)182002KAN
Julian Peterson (24)182002SFO
Ricky Williams (25)182002MIA
Walter Payton+ (31)181985CHI
Howie Long+ (25)181985RAI
Joe Klecko (31)181985NYJ
Mike Haynes+ (32)181985RAI
Rich Gannon (36)182002OAK
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