Seahawks week nine MVP: at least Jarran Reed did his job
The Seahawks laid several big fat eggs in their loss to the Bills Sunday.
I suppose I need to pick an MVP for week 9, so I’ll give Jarran Reed some recognition. It seems more than a bit counterintuitive to name a game MVP in such a disappointing game, doesn’t it? Perhaps “just plain wrong” would be a better term than counterintuitive. Considering the Seahawks gave up 44 points, it really pushes the boundaries to select a defensive player for the MVP. Still, I have to give this one to defensive tackle Jarran Reed.
Yes, the offense put up 34 points, the sixth time they’ve put that many on the scoreboard in eight contests. The Hawks lead the league in points scored, and are third in yards gained. That is one potent offensive machine.
Of course, no one makes the Seattle point factory go more than the quarterback, Russell Wilson. When the man throws for 390 yards and two touchdowns and scores a third on the ground, it’s hard to say he wasn’t the game MVP. But he was also responsible for all four Seahawks turnovers. That makes him kind of the anti-MVP.
As for Mr. Jarran Reed, he had the kind of game we’ve been waiting for since his spectacular 2018 season. Reed had three quarterback hits, two tackles for a loss, and two and a half sacks. Yes, that’s all in one game, and yes, each of those numbers is higher than his season totals through seven games. I prefer to think of Reed as coming to life, not sleeping through the first half of the season. You can’t discount that the addition of Carlos Dunlap played a huge role in Reed’s resurgence, either. Hmm…I think someone may have predicted that very outcome.
So Reed blew up in a good way, and Wilson blew up in the worst way. I don’t think we’ll ever see Number 3 have another game like this, but I can definitely see Jarran Reed come up with more efforts like he had Sunday. Will he have stats quit that good No, not likely, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pull off another game MVP, either.