Seahawks LB Uchenna Nwosu named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu made a strong impression in his Seahawks debut against the Broncos on Monday Night Football, where he played a huge role in Seattle’s upset win over Denver.

Nwosu’s performance earned his NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors to kick off the 2022 NFL season.

In the 17-16 victory, Nwosu totaled seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, two QB hits, one pass breakup and a forced fumble. He also earned a 90.7 grade from Pro Football Focus.

Nwosu came away with one of two sacks on former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson early in the second quarter, and he also forced a fumble on Broncos running back Melvin Gordon on the 1-yard line in the third quarter.

The Seahawks’ biggest offseason addition is already paying dividends for the organization, and he’ll look to help lead Seattle to a 2-0 start when they face the 49ers in San Francisco in Week 2.

Story originally appeared on Seahawks Wire