Cardinals’ Jefferson and Swearinger named to NFL.com ‘unsung heroes’ list

Jan 24, 2017, 7:29 PM

Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger may not be the most recognizable names in the Arizona Cardinals’ secondary, but that didn’t stop them from being recognized by NFL.com.

In a piece on NFL.com listing the unsung heroes for every NFL team, the Cardinals’ safeties were given the nod by Conor Orr.

Proving once again that the Cardinals have one of the deepest secondaries in football, Jefferson and Swearinger will both hit free agency having played some excellent football in 2016. Sometimes outshined by Tyrann Mathieu, other members of the “No Fly Zone” do a lot of the dirty work. Jefferson, exceptionally physical and fearless, was quite fun to watch this year.

Jefferson and Swearinger were both excellent in 2016, which happened to be the latter’s first full year with the team.

Jefferson, who was in his fourth season with Cardinals, Jefferson recorded a career-high 92 tackles and tacked on two sacks as well.

Swearinger has bounced around the NFL, but it appears that he’s fit in with Arizona. The fifth-year safety notched 63 tackles and snatched three interceptions during the season.




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