Earlier this month, pictures of Myles Garrett’s Halloween decorations went viral. The Cleveland Browns pass-rusher created a graveyard that contained decorated tombstones of various opposing quarterbacks around the league.
However, Garrett’s “quarterback graveyard” looked rather small compared to what Hall of Famer Bruce Smith put together for the upcoming holiday.
Smith recently constructed 76 tombstones in the front yard of his Virginia Beach, Virginia, home, representing each of the quarterbacks that he sacked during his illustrious career. The eight-time All-Pro said he was inspired by Garrett’s display, but wanted to put his on spin on Halloween.
“Myles, I was inspired by your graveyard, but here’s what a real graveyard looks like,” Smith said before showing off his impressive collection.
“To you and all my fellow pass-rushers, keep hunting.”
Bruce Smith’s QB graveyard puts Myles Garrett’s to shame 😂🪦 pic.twitter.com/7Whgi78h1e
— PFF (@PFF) October 27, 2021
Smith’s resume helps explain why his graveyard is so expansive. Over the course of his 19-year career, he racked up 200 total sacks, setting the NFL record by two over “the Minister of Defense”, Reggie White.
Smith, who played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington during his time in the league was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, winning the honor in 1990 and 1996. He made the Pro Bowl 11 times and had his No. 78 jersey retired by the Bills.
A former No. 1 overall pick in 1985, Smith went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, the first year that he was eligible.
Garrett has been a star since coming into the league with the first overall pick in 2017. He leads the league this season with 9.5 sacks and is on pace to set a career high.
However, it’s clear that he has a long way to go before he reaches Smith’s legendary status. Maybe then, he’ll be able to match him when it comes to Halloween decorations.