3 Seahawks veterans that are having Pro Bowl worthy seasons
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks
To be honest, I thought Brooks got off to a bad start this year but then the whole defense was atrocious as the season got underway. There were only a handful of players who appeared to be doing decently, like Woolen and Al Woods. Brooks was still making tackles but having zero impact plays and was horrible in coverage.
Flash forward to now. Brooks was first in tackles in the NFL entering Week 10 (Falcons linebacker Rashaan Evans was second but passed Brooks for now due to Atlanta playing on Thursday) with 90. He leads the league in solo tackles with 64. His missed tackle rate has dropped to 6.3 percent which is still very good for a linebacker. Brooks rarely missed tackles his first two years so his 2022 percentage will probably keep dropping.
Since Week 5, Brooks has 2 quarterback hits, defended two passes and forced a fumble. Those raw numbers aren’t huge but the Seahawks don’t use Brooks as a pass rusher often. He won’t ever get a ton of tackles for loss or sacks. But before Week 5, Brooks had zero in all the previous categories.
The overall defense is getting much better. A huge reason for that is Brooks is playing better and he is getting more comfortable calling out the defensive plays. Brooks deserved to be named to the Pro Bowler last year and definitely needs to be an all-star this season.