Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions this Year?

Entering Week 12, C.J. Gardner-Johnson leads the league with six interceptions.  

Who Leads the NFL in Interceptions This Year?

Rank Player Team Interceptions
1 C.J. Gardner-Johnson Philadelphia Eagles 6
2 Tariq Woolen  Seattle Seahawks  5
3 Vonn Bell Cincinnati Bengals 4
3 Talanoa Hufanga  San Francisco 49ers 4
3 Eddie Jackson Chicago Bears 4
3 Jordan Poyer  Buffalo Bills 
3 Harrison Smith Minnesota Vikings 4
8 Jaire Alexander  Green Bay Packers 3
8 James Bradberry Philadelphia Eagles
 8 Andre Cisco Jacksonville Jaguars
8 Trevon Diggs Dallas Cowboys 3
8 Minkah Fitzpatrick Pittsburgh Steelers  3
8 Darrick Forrest  Washington Commanders
8 Marlon Humphrey  Baltimore Ravens 3
8 Kerby Joseph Detroit Lions  3
8 Lamarcus Joyner New York Jets 3
8 Patrick Peterson Minnesota Vikings  3
8 Darius Slay  Philadelphia Eagles 3
8 Levi Wallace Pittsburgh Steelers  3
8 Marcus Williams Baltimore Ravens  3

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. 

Tariq Woolen continues to make a case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. He recorded his fifth pick off a Buccaneers trick play in Week 10. The rookie picked off a pass from running back Leonard Fournette intended for quarterback Tom Brady. 

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 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.   

Talanoa Hufanga intercepted a Justin Herbert pass to clinch the 49ers’ victory over the Chargers in Week 10. In Week 7, he became the first 49er to record three-or-more interceptions through seven games of a season since Richard Sherman in 2019. 

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.