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Friday Round-Up: NFL Next Gen Stats Show How Jarran Reed Is Thriving

Defensive tackle Jarran Reed continues to shine through the 2023 season for Seattle, after two seasons away from the franchise.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, November 10 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Nose tackle Jarran Reed Continues To Shine In Return To Seahawks

In March, Seattle signed nose tackle Jarran Reed via free agency, bringing back their 2016 second-round selection after two seasons away. Midway through his eighth season, Reed continues to help shape the 5-3 Seahawks' new-look defense, while edging closer to a career-year statistically.

The Alabama alum began his career with three sacks across his first-two seasons, before breaking out in 2018 with 10.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. Spending his first five seasons in Seattle, Reed accounted for 22 sacks, 22 tackles for loss and 194 tackles.

In 2021, Reed joined the Kansas City Chiefs via free agency, recording 2.5 sacks over 17 games before joining the Green Bay Packers the following season. When asked about returning to Seattle after signing this offseason, an emphatic Reed discussed his career coming full circle back to the Pacific Northwest.

"This is home for me," said Reed. "I was drafted here, I played here for five years. I've been gone for a little bit, but now I'm back."

And in reuniting with former teammates like linebacker Frank Clark and Bobby Wagner, Reed has become a valued veteran presence on Seattle's defense through the midway point. The 31-year-old has already accounted for 4.0 sacks from the interior, his highest total since recording 6.5 for Seattle in 2020. Reed's four tackles for loss through eight games are just one shy of his total of five for the 2022 season, adding on 26 tackles and a fumble recovery. Per ESPN's advanced analytics, Reed ranks No.14 amongst defensive tackles in pass rush win rate (13%) while tying for third-highest double team percentage (70%).

With nine games still remaining this season, Reed is in great position for a career year in the stat book, while helping the 5-3 Seahawks make a legitimate playoff push. And after two seasons away from Seattle, the 31-year-old continues to show his appreciation for his second-stint with the organization with his performance and leadership.

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