Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions this Year?

Entering Week 10, C.J. Gardner-Johnson jumps to the top of the leaderboard with five interceptions. 

Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions This Year?

Rank Player Team Interceptions
1 C.J. Gardner-Johnson Philadelphia Eagles 5
2 Vonn Bell Cincinnati Bengals 4
2 Eddie Jackson Chicago Bears 4
2 Jordan Poyer  Buffalo Bills 
2 Harrison Smith Minnesota Vikings 4
2 Tariq Woolen  Seattle Seahawks  4
7 Jaire Alexander  Green Bay Packers 3
7 James Bradberry Philadelphia Eagles
7 Trevon Diggs Dallas Cowboys 3
7 Minkah Fitzpatrick Pittsburgh Steelers  3
7 Talanoa Hufanga  San Francisco 49ers 3
7 Lamarcus Joyner New York Jets 3
7 Darius Slay  Philadelphia Eagles 3
7 Marcus Williams Baltimore Ravens  3

C.J. Gardner-Johnson takes the lead after earning his fifth interception against the Texans in Week 9. In Week 8, he had an interception, seven solo tackles, a sack, and a pass defense against the Steelers. He had a two-interception game in Week 6 against the Cowboys and earned his first pick in Week 5 against the Cardinals. 

Vonn Bell picked off Browns’ receiver Amari Cooper for his fourth interception of the season in Week 8. It was Cooper’s first career pass attempt on a failed trick play that resulted in the pick. Bell added his third interception of the season during Week 5’s loss to the Ravens. In Week 4, He had a massive two-interception game to lift the Bengals to a win over the Dolphins.   

Eddie Jackson was named team captain in Week 8 for a good reason. The defensive powerhouse earned four interceptions through eight games, a considerable improvement after failing to record a single interception in 2020 or 2021. 

Jordan Poyer recorded two back-to-back interceptions in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens. He played a vital role in the Bills’ comeback win, helping to erase a 17-point deficit with two game-changing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The win was his first career multi-interception game and earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. 

Harrison Smith made a key interception in Week 9, picking off his former Vikings teammate Taylor Heinicke. It was his 151st career start and third consecutive game with a pick.  

Tariq Woolen continues to make a case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. He recorded his fourth interception in as many games. The cornerback recorded his first career pick-six against the Lions in Week 4. 

Jaire Alexander picked off Jared Goff on the Lions’ first possession of the second half in Week 9. He grabbed his second pick during the Packers’ Week 8 loss to the Bills. 

James Bradberry recorded a fourth-quarter interception to shut the door on the Texans in Week 9. He earned his first two interceptions of the season against the Lions and Jaguars. 

Trevon Diggs earned his third interception in Week 7 against the Lions, picking off Jared Goff deep in the red zone. He has 17 interceptions through 36 career games, an outstanding interception output for a player at this point in their career. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick notched his third interception of the season in Week 4 against the Jets. He grabbed a deflection off tight end Tyler Conklin and returned 34-yards to the end zone. Officials ruled that Fitzpatrick went out of bounds on the Jets’ four-yard-line, and the ball was handed to rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Steelers scored their first touchdown on the day and took a 13-10 lead in the eventual loss. 

Talanoa Hufanga recorded his third interception of the season in Week 7 against the Chiefs. He picked off Patrick Mahomes on Kansas City’s opening drive and recorded four tackles. He is the first 49er to record three-or-more interceptions through seven games of a season since Richard Sherman in 2019. 

Lamarcus Joyner‘s third interception came against the Broncos in Week 7. In Week 4, Joyner had a two-interception night against the Steelers, including a game-sealing pick as the clock expired. 

Darius Slay earned his third pick of the season in Week 7 against the Cowboys. Through nine weeks, he has recorded 25 total tackles and eight passes defended.

Marcus Williams picked off Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa twice in the first half in Week 2, becoming the first Raven to record three interceptions in the first two games. His first interception as a Raven came in Week 1 against Joe Flacco’s Jets. Williams is in his sixth NFL season and his first with Baltimore.