If you enjoyed the video of Jason Peters mic’d up during a Philadelphia Eagles game, you definitely need to watch the following video of Jordan Hicks as well. Check out the team’s young middle linebacker in action:
He's played just two years in the league, but @JordanHicks is already a leader on this #Eagles defense. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/wL27fE4Tdn— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 21, 2017
Key takeaway: Hicks is awesome. Despite being only 24 years old, he was out there acting like a true leader last season. That’s genuine passion on display.
He’s also just a great player. I’d say he’s underrated from a national perspective, too, which is why I love reposting these stats any time I get the chance.
Jordan Hicks led all NFL linebackers in interceptions this season with five. #Eagles— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 2, 2017
Jordan Hicks is the first NFL LB with 11+ takeaways (7 INTs, 4 FRs) in his first 24 career games since Hall of Fame LB Jack Ham. #Eagles— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 2, 2017
Jordan Hicks is a beast.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 2, 2017
24 games played: 100 tackles, 7 INT, 14 PD, 1 FF, 4 FR, 2 sacks, 1 TD#Eagles
And if you think Hicks couldn’t be any more awesome, just check out his stats against the Eagles’ most hated rival. In four games played against the Dallas Cowboys, Hicks has recorded: four interceptions, one forced fumble, one sack, and one defensive touchdown. He also essentially ended Tony Romo’s career (with the Cowboys, at least). Romo has played in just three games since getting hit by Hicks in Week 2 of the 2015 season.
It annoys me when suggestions are made to move Hicks out of his middle linebacker spot to play a different position (WILL). He’s been amazing where he’s at. It’s up to the middle linebacker to lead the defense. Keep him where he is.
BEAST https://t.co/KvMjB0a0cW— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) March 21, 2017