Jordyn, Cody Barton, and Jordyn brooks are the Seattle Seahawks’ linebackers – Seattle Seahawks Blog

RENTON, Wash. — The past is being viewed now Seattle Seahawks You can practice on Thursday.

K.J. Wright The fifth organized team activity was attended by the visitor. The former Seahawks linebacker, and currently free agent, is interested in playing in Seattle in 2022. He does not want to be separated from his family as he was last season during his one-season with the Seahawks. Las Vegas Raiders. Wright and the Seahawks discussed the possibility of Wright returning, but John Schneider, their general manager, said that this would most likely be in an advisory role.

Wright is a key player from the most successful era of franchise history. But the Seahawks are opening a new chapter at linebacker. They're even more excited to see a fourth-year pro Cody Barton join Jordyn Brooks There are more people in the starting lineup that you may realize.

Wright spent his first three years as a backup player and special teams player. Bobby WagnerBarton finally has his chance, with both franchise cornerstones gone.

One Seahawks talent assessor said that he believes people will be amazed at his performance.

Barton has had five spot starts since being drafted by the Seahawks in the third round from Utah in 2019. During the last two games of last year's season, he made 18 combined tackles to replace Wagner who was injured.

Wagner was actually auditioning for the job of starting linebacker when the Seahawks released Wagner. In free agency, the Seahawks signed only one inside linebacker. Joel IyiegbuniweHe was drafted as a backup player and to play on special teams. They didn’t draft a linebacker using any of their nine picks.

Clint Hurtt, Barton's new defensive coordinator, stated that Hurtt is “really great in the pass-game.” He's had a great sense of that. Growing up as a safety worker, he then went on to work his way down the ladder so that you can see some of those things. His awareness allows him to pick up pass routes and communicate with the guys at the back. … Cody's effort and attention to detail has always been part of his job. But now, he has a wonderful opportunity. He's had a really good spring thus far.

Barton was Wagner's backup for the last two games. Brooks, however, was finishing one of the most productive NFL linebackers seasons. The 2020 first round pick had 184 tackles. This was second in the league, breaking the single season Seahawks record. This was partially due to how much Seattle's defense spent time on the field, which led the league in snaps. Brooks also made strides since his rookie season.

However, Year 2 wasn't perfect. Brooks looked great, despite the occasional difficulties he had with recognizing screen passes — which led to mild criticism from Pete Carroll —

Brooks will replace Wagner as Seattle's defensive signal-caller.

“He had an amazing season last year and you can just see the raw talent that his has,” said fullback/linebacker. Nick Bellore. “… “… He took the pieces from Bobby and K.J. [they] I kind of taught him along his journey, but I think that he has just taken it and run. A guy who can run like this, cover like he does, and hit like it does is my favorite kind of guy.

Without Ken Norton Jr., their former coach and one their most vocal advocates, the transition from Wagner and Wright could have taken place sooner. Norton was fired earlier this offseason as the defensive coordinator. He had a reputation in the organization for not being willing to play young players.

He preferred a strong defense that kept a third linebacker on field, such as veteran Mychal Kennericks, and not Barton in 2019, over inserting a fifth. Ugo Amadi. Some insiders were baffled by the rookie second-round pick Marquise BlairDespite having played in three fill-in starts before, he didn't begin that season. Quandre Diggs Sidelined. Brooks played sparingly in the 2020 rookie season, even though Seattle had just drafted Brooks 27th overall. It was only a minor injury that allowed Brooks to become a veteran Bruce Irvin to get him into the start line-up.

Hurtt stated that “We're playing young guys.” They'll get on the field. We need to prepare them. They are the future. We also have to ensure that the best players are available.”

Wright may not return to the Seahawks, but Wagner and he will both be part of the team's ring honor. They are third and first on the franchise's all time tackles lists, respectively. In the meantime, Wagner is still adding to his Hall of Fame résumé with the Los Angeles Rams.

Bellore explained, “It is a game where someone must step in and sort of fill those positions.” “I think that we clearly have the guys to do this. They have big shoes to fill.

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