Jets safety Terrence Brooks named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Sep 24, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets safety Terrence Brooks (23) intercepts a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo (88) on a fake punt in the 2nd half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets presented quite a defensive stance in their win over Miami on Sunday, especially after being dominated on that side of the ball during their first two outings of the season.

While much of which stemmed from a great day by the pass rushers, it is hard to ignore the great jump of improvement we saw in the secondary as well.

The Jets newly acquired safety, Terrence Brooks was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday following his two interception performance on Sunday. Brooks was acquired by the Jets via trade with the Eagles during the preseason. The Jets gave up training camp stand-out Dexter McDougle to get Brooks and deepen their young secondary.

According to Randall Liu, Brooks is the first Jet to win a Defensive Player of the Week Award since Darrelle Revis in Week 2 of the 2015 season.

Brooks played well in the Jets first win of the year, not only recording two interceptions, but also racking up two tackles, a quarterback hit, and three pass deflections.

The big game from Brooks stands out simply due to his quietness for the majority of his career. He now had three career interceptions, and 30 total tackles (NFL.com)

The Jets secondary dominated all day in what was a learning experience for many of the Jets’ young defensive play-makers. Rookie Jamal Adams had himself quite a day as well, making big plays all over the field including his first career sack.

– Kyle Hirshkind is the Managing Editor for cover32/Jets and covers the New York Jets. Like and follow on


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