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Justin Simmons leads the NFL in interceptions since 2016

After intercepting a Josh Allen pass on Monday Night Football last week, Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons has now totaled 30 interceptions in his career, more than any other player in the NFL since 2016.

Simmons has now recorded interceptions in consecutive games for the fourth time in his career.

Simmons has been a ball hawk since he was drafted by the Broncos in 2016 and he is currently tied with Dennis Smith for seventh place on the team’s all-time interceptions list. He needs three more interceptions to tie Mike Harden for sixth place and four interceptions to tie Champ Bailey and Tyrone Braxton for fourth place on the team’s all-time list.

Steve Foley holds the franchise record with 44 interceptions, and he played 11 seasons with the Broncos. At his current pace, Simmons is on track to match Foley’s 44 career interceptions in his 11th season.

Here’s a quick look at the NFL’s top-five interception leaders since 2016.

1. Justin Simmons (30 interceptions)

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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

2. Xavien Howard (29 interceptions)

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(Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports)

3. Kevin Byard (27 interceptions)

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(The Tennessean, USA TODAY Network)

4. J.C. Jackson (26 interceptions)

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(David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

5. Marcus Peters (25 interceptions)

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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire