Former Bama DT Returns to Seahawks
Former Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed will be returning to the team that drafted him in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks. He spent the 2021 season with the Kansas City Chiefs and the 2022 season with the Green Bay Packers.
Reed refers to the Seahawks as "home" as this is where he began his NFL career.
“It’s home,” Reed said about signing with the Seahawks during an appearance on KIRO-AM. “I was drafted to Seattle, played five years there, and it’s where I want to be. I’ve been gone for a minute, but I’m back and it feels right. If we were to win anything, there’s no better place to do it in than the place you start out at."
Reed was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Alabama and was released five years later with a year left on his contract. But two years later he finds himself back with the team that originally decided to give him a shot to shine in the NFL.
Last season, he reached a career high in tackles with 52 while also recording two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
Reed said a bunch of teams were potential landing spots in free agency this offseason but he wound up deciding to settle for less money to go back to the team he feels most comfortable with.
He has compiled 289 tackles, 27 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 89 quarterback hits, seven pass breakups, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in 106 career regular-season games. In nine playoff games, he has registered three sacks.
Reed will look to take his career to another level this upcoming season as he returns to the team that ultimately decided to give him a chance to perform at the game's highest level.