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Analysis: How Did Seahawks Linebackers Perform in 2021?

While coverage issues occasionally dogged Seattle's linebacking corps, both starters received All-Pro votes, backups shined on special teams, and the group once again stood out as one of the team's biggest strengths on either side of the football.

Despite entering the 2021 season with championship aspirations, the Seahawks lost five of their first eight games and never fully recovered, finishing in last place in the NFC West with a 7-10 record.

While many position groups underwhelmed during a disappointing season in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle once again received stellar play from its linebackers, particularly against the run. Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner each finished in the top five in the NFL in tackles, while Cody Barton impressed in limited action on defense and played at a Pro Bowl level on special teams.

Looking back at the season in retrospect, how did Seattle's linebacker corps perform as a whole in 2021? And what does the future look like at the position?

Bobby Wagner
Jordyn Brooks
Jon Rhattigan

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