Since 1970, three QBs have been sacked a record of 12 times in a single game:
The most sacked QBs since 2008(in last 5 years) are
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Ben Roethlesberger
3. Joe Flacco.
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are considered the two best QBs in the NFL today by many, but have completely different styles. Aaron tends to not throw the ball away and take the sack which boosts his completion percentage but takes more sacks, while Brady usually throws it away before the sack leading to slightly lower completions. Brady tends to read defenses faster, but Rodgers is more athletic and mobile. Brady has more SBs but Rodgers is Younger so who has the better career may take 10 years to know for sure, both are special QBs. I contrasted styles of Brady and Rodgers and noted their both considered at the top of the league to explain why Rodgers can be sacked so many times while a couple of the other top 3 QBs aren't on this list, styles are different.
Roethlesberger is fairly mobile but tends to hold the ball and hold it some more while waiting for the home run, and is a good passer with many long bombs for TDs. Despite being big and durable this is why he tends to get injured a lot. Will likely look for faster release times if he is to extend his career.
Flacco has substantially lower regular season numbers then these other guys but has performed well in the playoffs and won a Super Bowl. He is a very durable QB despite the many sacks. Flacco does like to throw deep but he also tends to have a slower release anyway then say Rodgers. I think out of these 3 he may be the biggest enigma and will take several more years to see exactly what type of QB he is. Mainly, he has recently gotten a big contract as well as Rodgers, and lost many of his team leaders and a key WR and TE, and will be counted on to help carry the team more this year. It could be a year that cements his status or reveals an inability to play on a high level with depleted talent. Interesting to watch.
Warren Moon, Bert Jones and Donovan McNabb were all sacked a record 12 times in one game. McNabb most recently by the New York Giants on September 30th, 2007. Osi Umenyiora posted a career best six sacks in that game.
As of the 2007 season, the quarterback who was sacked the most times in a season was David Carr of the Houston Texans who was sacked 76 times in 2002.
As of the 2008 season: 1) John Elway - 516 sacks
2) Dave Krieg - 494 sacks
3) Randall Cunningham - 484 sacks
4) Phil Simms - 477 sacks
5) Brett Farve - 469 sacks
Matt Cassel, sacked 47 times in 2008.
Ben Roethlisberger was sacked around 50 times I believe...
rodgers from green bay.GO PATRIOTS.
Currently, it is John Elway(516). Brett Favre, who will eventually get into the Hall of Fame, was sacked the most times in NFL history (525).
Peyton Manning Tom Brady
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill lead the league in getting laid out, he was sacked 58 times in the 2013 NFL regular season.
In the NFL, that was Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers who were each sacked 50 times.
Ben Rothlesburger Ben Rothlesburger
In the NFL, as of the 2008 season the record for most sacks in a season by a team is 72 by the 1984 Chicago Bears.