The Seahawks made it official; there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Jordyn Brooks. He’ll be calling the defensive plays for Seattle.
Jordyn Brooks continues to move forward as a leader of the Seahawks. He takes on a more formal role in that regard as the man responsible for calling out defensive plays for Seattle this year. Pete Carroll made it official on the first day of OTAs.
This move really shouldn’t surprise anyone. Brooks played beside the great Bobby Wagner for the past two seasons. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that our Carson Schroer was right when he wrote that the second-year linebacker would see a huge improvement in 2021. I think “This is clearly a large leap for Brooks to make in one season, but I really believe he’ll make it and succeed,” is as accurate a prediction as anyone made about Jordyn Brooks.
Jordyn Brooks takes over for Wagner on Seahawks defense
The great Bobby Wagner called the Seahawks defense adjustments for 10 seasons. Typically, the middle linebacker is responsible for making these in-game adjustments. In that respect, it’s no surprise that Brooks will take that role now. Several teams will rely on a safety to make those calls, though. Considering that Jamal Adams is now in his sixth, and Quandre Diggs is entering his eighth year in the league, it’s something of a testament to Brooks that he’s been given the keys to the Seahawks defense.
I know I might have thrown a few of you veteran NFL fans off with that comment about a new sheriff coming to town. There’s a long history attached to that word, but let’s face it. It would be really weird if Peyton Manning came to Seattle. I know some people are desperate for another quarterback, but that’s another discussion entirely. But I can’t say I’d be upset to see Peyton stop by and talk strategy in our QB room, either.