Below you will find the top penalized player by each position for both offense and defense over the 2017-18 NFL season. Of course two CBs top the list, a position where essentially two or three big pass interference calls can juice the numbers. But then there are guys like Germain Ifedi of the infamous Seattle Seahawks offensive line, who put up 120 yards of penalties with almost entirely just false starts and holds (not that we’re bitter or anything).

Also notable, on the front seven side of things, how dominant that defense would be all on one team. Goes to show that taking some penalty risk with timing the snap might be worth it when it comes to overall production.

See the full roster below:

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Total penalties by position (defense)

Position Player First Name Player Last Name Team Total Penalties Penalty Yards
CB Ken Crawley Saints 9 169
CB Dre Kirkpatrick Bengals 7 155
FS Jalen Mills Eagles 9 101
SS Kenny Vaccaro Saints 7 69
DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney Texans 13 82
OLB Von Miller Broncos 8 60
MLB Bobby Wagner Seahawks 2 30
DE Yannick Ngakoue Jaguars 8 110
DE Joey Bosa Chargers 8 79
DT Maliek Collins Cowboys 7 65
DT Eddie Goldman Bears 6 68

Total penalties by position (offense)

Position Player First Name Player Last Name Team Total Penalties Penalty Yards
QB Philip Rivers Chargers 13 101
RB Devonta Freeman Falcons 4 50
WR Johnny Holton Raiders 7 65
WR Kenny Stills Dolphins 7 65
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 6 60
TE Jermaine Gresham Cardinals 10 80
T Germain Ifedi Seahawks 16 120
T Garett Bolles Broncos 12 106
G T.J. Lang Detroit Lions 7 70
G Brian Winters Jets 8 65
C Mike Pouncey Dolphins 8 70

Total penalties by position (special teams)

Position Player First Name Player Last Name Team Total Penalties Penalty Yards
K Giorgio Tavecchio Raiders 1 5
P Drew Kaser Chargers 3 15
LS Kameron Canaday Steelers 2 10