Most years leading the league in interceptions
Record-----3-Everson Walls, Dallas, '81 '82 & '85
T-2nd-----2- Ed Reed '04 & '08
Interceptions in a Career
10th-------57- Mel Blount
Oh, and assuming Ty Law retires like he was until the Jets desperately signed him mid year Reed will be tied for 2nd with Champ Bailey among active players.
And here is where he might be the best ever.
Interception return yards in a career
Record----- 1483- Rod Woodson
5th-------- 1185- Paul Krause
6th-------- 1144-ED REED
Interception Return yards in a season
Interception Return yards in a game
Longest Interception return
Record-----107- ED REED
2nd--------106- ED REED
T-3rd------ 103- Two Players
Yards per Interception Return (Min 50 Ints)
Record-----25.1- Deion Sanders
2nd-------- 19.2-Lem Barney
With 43 Ints Reed currently sits at 26.6 YPR. If you assume he gets 7 more INTs but gets 0 yards on returns his average would be 22.9 good enough for second place all time.
Career Non-Offensive Touchdowns
Record-----19- Deion Sanders
Punt Blocks returned for touchdowns
Record-----3- Ed Reed
Oh and he is the only player ever to score Touchdowns in all of the following ways
Punt Block return
Here is a video someone made of a bunch of Ed Reed Clips. If you fast forward to the 1:10 mark you will see why I added this. You will see Ed Reed intercept a pass about 6 yards deep in his own end zone. There is nothing to suggest he should make any attempt to return this pick. He does and returns it for a touchdown. You will also notice toward the end of the play a Ravens player (I believe Will Demps) is not paying attention to a Jet he could block pretty easily. He will later illegally block him costing Reed the touchdown. That's right if Will Demps pays slightly more attention on that play Ed Reed would have the 3 longest interceptions returned for touchdowns in the history of the league.
So next time you hear someone debating the best safety in the league make sure the words "Ed Reed" and "Ball hawk" make there way into that conversation.