T.J. Ward is incredibly productive against the run, plus brings an ability to get after the passer.
If it weren’t his size (5’ 10”, 200 lbs.) and value in pass coverage, Ward probably could take on a full-time transition to linebacker. He is incredibly productive vs. the run, plus brings an ability to get after the passer. Just ask Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater—he was under fire from Ward throughout their Week 4 meeting last year, a performance which earned Ward (two sacks, forced fumble, QB hurry) AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.