A linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.
Several members of the Minnesota Vikings had good games against the Chicago Bears in Week 6. Thanks to their efforts, the team was able to get their second win of the season and avoid sitting in the basement of the NFC North.
One individual who had a great performance was inside linebacker Jordan Hicks. He led the team with ten total tackles, grabbed an interception, and scooped up a fumble that he returned for a touchdown.
Hicks was recognized for his excellent day against the Bears by earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6. Here is the announcement from the official Minnesota Vikings account on X (formerly Twitter).
The Minnesota Vikings may only be 2-4 on the season, but the team knows how important games are within the division. This was the first time that Minnesota faced an NFC North squad this season and were able to win 19-13 while on the road.
Hicks reworked his contract before this season in order to stay with the Vikings but is in the final year of his deal. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, allowing him to sign anywhere he pleases.
The 31-year-old defender pairs with undrafted rookie Ivan Pace Jr. to form the second level of the Vikings' defense. In his ninth NFL season, Hicks has shown his veteran skills multiple times since arriving in Minnesota as a free agent in 2022.
Congratulations to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks on being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6. The honor is well deserved and hopefully his contributions will continue to help the team's defense this season.