Ja'Whaun Bentley Stats

#8 LB  |  New England Patriots
Healthy

Height / Weight 6'2"  /  250 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Aug 24, 1996 (27)
Experience 7 seasons
Drafted 2018  /  Rd. 5  /  Pk. 143   (NE)
College Purdue

Season Stats

TACKLES
SEASON TEAM GP SOLO ASTD LOSS SCK QB HITS PASS DEF INT FF FR TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018NE395101110005.817.5
2019NE162915301100002.641.0
2020NE135040424200006.584.1
2021NE166841515203007.0111.5
2022NE176062536210107.0118.5
2023NE1655595512301007.4117.8
Career 81 271 222 23 11 29 11 2 4 1 0 6.1 490.5

Game Log

TACKLES
DATE TEAM OPP SOLO ASTD LOSS SCK QB HITS PASS DEF INT FF FR TD FPTS
1Sep 10, 2023NEPHI36100000007.0
2Sep 17, 2023NEMIA33000000004.5
3Sep 24, 2023NENYJ32102100008.0
4Oct 1, 2023NEDAL23000100004.5
5Oct 8, 2023NENO561110000012.9
6Oct 15, 2023NELV31002000005.5
7Oct 22, 2023NEBUF27000100006.5
8Oct 29, 2023NEMIA42000000005.0
9Nov 5, 2023NEWAS1032220000019.9
12Nov 26, 2023NENYG21011001008.5
13Dec 3, 2023NELAC17000000004.5
14Dec 7, 2023NEPIT25001000005.5
15Dec 17, 2023NEKC21000000002.5
16Dec 24, 2023NEDEN53001000007.5
17Dec 31, 2023NEBUF52000000006.0
18Jan 7, 2024NENYJ37012000009.6

Patriots Depth Chart

QB

Jacoby Brissett

Drake Maye

Bailey Zappe

RB

Rhamondre Stevenson

Antonio Gibson

Kevin Harris

JaMycal Hasty

LWR

Ja'Lynn Polk

K.J. Osborn

Kayshon Boutte

RWR

Kendrick Bourne

Javon Baker

Jalen Reagor

SWR

Demario Douglas

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Tyquan Thornton

TE

Hunter Henry

Austin Hooper

Mitchell Wilcox

LT

Caedan Wallace

Vederian Lowe

LG

Cole Strange

Nick Leverett

Atonio Mafi

C

David Andrews

Jake Andrews

RG

Sidy Sow

Layden Robinson

RT

Mike Onwenu

Chukwuma Okorafor

FS

Jabrill Peppers

Jaylinn Hawkins

LDE

Deatrich Wise Jr.

Keion White

RDE

Christian Barmore

Sam Roberts

Jeremiah Pharms Jr.

LOLB

Matthew Judon

Joshua Uche

Christian Elliss

ROLB

Anfernee Jennings

Raekwon McMillan

Oshane Ximines

LCB

Jonathan Jones

Marcellas Dial Jr.

SS

Kyle Dugger

Brenden Schooler

RCB

Christian Gonzalez

Shaun Wade

NB

Marcus Jones

Alex Austin

Ja'Whaun Bentley News

Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Colts

Ja'Whaun Bentley Inactive For Week 10 Versus Colts

New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. He was limited in practice all week long and listed as questionable. However, it had seemed like he was trending toward playing, so this news comes as a bit of a surprise. Nevertheless, Bentley will sit out this overseas contest, putting Mack Wilson Sr. in line to earn more snaps.
Nov 12   
Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Patriots

Ja'Whaun Bentley Injures Hamstring In Week 8

New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) didn't return to the Week 8 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. The 27-year-old had a team-high 49 total tackles entering Sunday's contest, so New England certainly hopes the hamstring injury doesn't keep him out in Week 9 against the Washington Commanders. That said, Bentley will likely appear on the injury report throughout the week, so IDP managers should plan accordingly.
Oct 29   
Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Patriots

Ja'Whaun Bentley Continues To Improve

New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley, who recently signed a two-year contract extension that includes $9 million guaranteed, ranks second among 89 linebackers with a 39.5 percent run-stop win rate since 2018, according to ESPN analytics. His production in coverage, which was viewed as a weakness when he entered the NFL, has steadily evolved. According to NFL NextGen Stats, 55 linebackers were targeted 30-plus time in coverage last year, and Bentley ranked eighth-best in allowing 5.4 yards per target. The 26-year-old had a team-high 125 tackles in 2022 and also secured three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in 17 games. The former fifth-rounder should garner attention in deeper IDP fantasy formats in 2023.
Jul 9   
Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Patriots

Patriots Sign Ja'Whaun Bentley To Two-Year Extension

The New England Patriots agreed to a two-year, $18.75 maximum extension on Thursday with linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley, according to sources. The deal includes $9 million fully guaranteed. Bentley earned the extension by recording a team-high 125 tackles (62 solo), career-high three sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in 17 games for the Patriots in his fifth season with the team. The 26-year-old former fifth-round pick by the Patriots in 2018 out of Purdue has more than solidified his spot as one of the team's starting inside linebackers moving forward. As long as Bentley stays healthy in 2023, he should be on the radar of fantasy managers in deeper IDP formats.
Jun 29   
Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Patriots

Patriots Agree With Ja'Whaun Bentley

The New England Patriots agreed to re-sign linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley on a two-year deal worth a maximum of $9 million on Friday, according to a source. Bentley was the team's leading tackler last season with 109 (68 solo), and he also had five tackles for loss, five QB hits, three forced fumbles and one sack in 16 starts in his fourth year in New England. The 25-year-old suffered an arm injury in the playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, but he's expected to be fine for offseason workouts this spring. Bentley was a fifth-round pick by New England in 2018 out of Purdue, and he also had a solid 91 total tackles (50 solo), three tackles for loss, three QB hits and 1.5 sacks in 13 starts in 2020. It's a big addition to the Patriots defense for the next two years.
Mar 18   
Ja'Whaun Bentley  • LB  •  Patriots

Ja'Whaun Bentley Won't Return In Saturday's Game

New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of Saturday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. The 25-year-old exited Saturday's game early with an ankle injury won't return. He didn't record a stat before leaving. Entering Saturday's game, Bentley was leading the Patriots in tackles. The Purdue product racked up 81 tackles, one sack, and three forced fumbles over 12 games in 2021. Jamie Collins should see an uptick in snaps while Bentley is sidelined.
Dec 19   
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