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Two former Texas Tech Red Raiders taking the NFL by storm

The NFL season isn’t halfway over, but almost everyone should be in shape by midseason. For some former Red Raiders, that looks even better than one might expect. Texas Tech can claim many NFL alumni, but two former Raiders in particular are taking the league by storm.

If you don’t know who Patrick Mahomes is by now, I’m going to have to assume you’ve been living under a proverbial rock for the past few years.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is far and away the most decorated Tech alumnus in the league right now, with a Super Bowl trophy and an MVP award to his name. 2022 is business as usual for All-Pro Mahomes, and this past weekend was no exception.

In the Chiefs’ 44-23 demolition of the San Francisco 49ers, Mahomes lit up San Fran’s secondary for more than 400 yards and three passing touchdowns.

That put him already over the 2,000-yard mark (2,159 yards) on the year and gave him the league’s sole lead for passing touchdowns (17). In fact, Mahomes is outpacing the pros in nearly every passing category, but there’s also another Red Raider making NFL noise, and this former Tech player is on the other side of the ball.

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks has quickly become the centerpiece of the Seattle Seahawks defense. He has 73 total tackles on the year, 48 of which have been solo, giving him a share of the league lead in both categories. In his third season, Brooks has already established himself as one of the top defenders in the league and continues to improve with each outing.

Most recently, Brooks helped propel the Seahawks to a 37-23 win over the Los Angeles Chargers with a lackluster defensive game. The linebacker totaled eight tackles and forced a fumble in the win, his first turnover of the year. The Seahawks are (surprisingly) in first place in their division, and Brooks looks like he could propel this Seattle defense to a playoff run.

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