Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, February 4 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Jordyn Brooks Named Seahawks' Unsung Hero Of 2021
The Seahawks' defense got off to a rough start in 2021, and were on pace to give up the most yards in NFL history through the first five weeks of the season. The unit bounced back over the course of the year and actually finished the season ranked 11th in the entire NFL in scoring defense, giving up just 266 points over the season.
Veterans like Quandre Diggs (94 tackles, 5 interceptions) and Bobby Wagner (170 tackles) played huge roles as always, but second-year linebacker Jordyn Brooks really blossomed into a player many feel the Seahawks defense will count on in the years to come. Stepping into the starting outside linebacker void left by K.J. Wright's departure in the offseason, Brooks showed why the Seahawks spent a first round pick on him in 2020 with great instincts and a feel for the game that led to him making a franchise-record 183 total tackles, good for second in the NFL.
While Wagner may still be the household name when it comes to Seahawks linebackers, Brooks appears to be well on his way. This week, NFL.com's Nick Shook chose one unsung hero from each NFL team in 2021, and Brooks earned that honor for the way he burst onto the scene under Wagner's tutelage.
"Don't look now, but the Seahawks' first round pick spent on Jordyn Brooks was well worth it," Shook said. "Brooks is seemingly always in the right place to make a play, no matter the situation, and he finished fifth among NFL linebackers in stops. His statline was very similar to that of lauded teammate Bobby Wagner — and he even outperformed Wagner in a couple of categories.
"He's another name you'll want to become accustomed to hearing, because his arrow is firmly pointed upward."
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In case you missed it, here's Russell Wilson dominating the Precision Passing event at the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge on Thursday en route to a record 29 points!
More From Around The Web
710 ESPN's John Clayton with the latest on the NFL offseason and the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator search.
710 ESPN's Jake Heaps (via Brandon Gustafson) on how Jamal Adams could benefit from an improved Seahawks pass rush.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reviews the Seahawks’ special teams in 2021.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on how Russell Wilson and the Seahawks can become more efficient on third down.
Take a look at some of the best photos from the 2022 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada.