Jordan Hicks is the NFC defensive player of the week

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The Cardinals came off their bye to beat the Bears in Week 13 and linebacker Jordan Hicks was a significant reason why.

The veteran linebacker had 13 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pair of sacks in the contest. Now he’s been named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance.

Despite requesting a trade during the offseason, Hicks is now having arguably the best year of his career in 2021. He’s recorded 5.0 sacks, racked up 95 total tackles with six for loss. He’s also broken up four passes, recovered a pair of fumbles, and forced another.

This is the first time Hicks has been named player of the week in his career.

The Cardinals have another big division matchup with the Rams upcoming to finish off the Week 14 slate on Monday. If Hicks has another big game, Arizona could be a step closer to clinching the NFC West.

4 responses to “Jordan Hicks is the NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Hicks isn’t elite but he is a well above average very very good ILB. Between Isaiah Simmons have a pro bowl season, rookie Zaven Collins looking really good particularly stopping the run and rushing the QB and also having an excellent vet in Hicks Arizona has one of the best ILB trios in the NFL. They also have Tanner Vallejo who’s a very good solid ILB esp in coverage. Arizonas defense is extremely nasty, the best in the league creating turnovers and arguably the best overall unit in the league but definitely top 3-4.

  2. This is a HUGE BFD for Jordan! Especially given the Keim preseason communication to him about losing his Mike job to Zane Collins, and his response by staying within his integrity and focusing on proving the GM was wrong. (hence; actions speak louder than words). WHAT A GREAT EXPLANATION POINT! Not only for Keim, but for the entire team and organization… This is yet another example of why this team will go very deep into the playoffs.

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