Terrence Brooks named AFC defensive player of the week

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The Jets picked up safety Terrence Brooks in a trade with the Eagles just before the start of the regular season and the move paid off in the team’s first win of the 2017 season.

Brooks only saw 30 snaps on defense while playing in a reserve role behind rookies Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, but those were enough for him to make a pair of big plays in the 20-6 victory over the Dolphins.

Brooks intercepted Jay Cutler near midfield early in the third quarter to give the Jets the ball in good field position that they used to drive for a field goal. He then picked off another Cutler pass in the fourth quarter to all but wipe out any hopes Miami might have had of rallying to make a game of it.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Brooks has been named the AFC defensive player of the week in recognition of that effort. It’s the first time that Brooks has received the honor and the first time a Jets defender has nabbed the prize since Darrelle Revis won in the second week of the 2015 season.

5 responses to “Terrence Brooks named AFC defensive player of the week

  1. I have high hopes for the Jets DBs. Picking up Brooks for depth was one of their better moves; they’re young at Safety, but it’s a position they won’t have to worry about for a long time, as early indications show Maye and Adams may be worthy of their high picks. I still think they need at least one stud CB; Claiborne is a decent band-aid, but he’s not the solution. I’m more worried about their front seven. Richardson was shipped off, albeit deserving, Wilkerson has not been playing the same since his broken leg (and payday), Darron Lee is not living up to expectations as a Mike LB, but that’s not surprising, considering he’s a fundamental 4-3 LB, and the Jets play 3-4. Leonard Williams is a stud, but he cannot play the entire line. They should have kept Snacks, and dumped Wilkerson before his payday.

  2. Brooke’s has already outplayed Calvin Pryor as a Jet. And he is not even a starter (like Calvin was).

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