Devon Witherspoon's breakout MNF performance draws social media praise from fans, media
Devon Witherspoon has arrived, folks.
The former Illinois defensive back took over Monday Night Football’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants. By the time smoke had cleared, the Seahawks DB had notched 7 tackles, 2 sacks (team-high), 4 QB pressures and a pick 6 to top it all off.
Here’s his scoring play, his first NFL touchdown which turned into potentially a 14-point swing in favor of Seattle.
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DEVON WITHERSPOON 97-YARD PICK-6!
— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2023
Talk about ridiculous. The above return not only changed the game, but it stands as the 2nd longest interception return for a score in Seahawks history.
It was also his first career interception.
As you can guess, fans had plenty to say about Witherspoon’s breakout evening against the Giants on the national stage. Here’s some of the best reactions we found:
Devon Witherspoon at nickel gives me Ronde Barber vibes
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) October 3, 2023
Devon Witherspoon killed the postgame SVP interview. Gave all the credit to the guys around him, praised Bobby and JSN.. nothing but team>me answers.
We sure he’s a rookie?
— britt (@brittanyanne08_) October 3, 2023
Devon Witherspoon = him pic.twitter.com/gzm6Z1FjXV
— SuperCoach Guns (@SupercoachGuns) October 3, 2023
DEVON WITHERSPOON ILLINI LEGEND
— DaWindyCity Productions (@dwcprodz) October 3, 2023
Devon Witherspoon tonight: pic.twitter.com/0hfTlLjqxD
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 3, 2023
Devon Witherspoon has more sacks than Jalen Carter
— Cigar Thoughts 🎙🏈 (@CigarThoughts) October 3, 2023
Rookies in NFL history with at least two sacks and a pick-six in the same game. Devon Witherspoon is the first defensive back to do it — ever. pic.twitter.com/NNEUPczevT
— Doug Farrar ✍ (@NFL_DougFarrar) October 3, 2023
Devon Witherspoon single-handedly healed Illini Nation.
— Illinois Football Focus (@IlliniFB) October 3, 2023
“I’m leaving Travis for Devon Witherspoon” pic.twitter.com/JCKeowvaaE
— aaron/dino🥗 (@Dinoeatssalad) October 3, 2023
I was so wrong about Devon Witherspoon. Seahawks made the right pick over Jalen Carter.
He is that guy.
— Sami ON Tap (@SamiOnTap) October 3, 2023
I feel very good about my Devon Witherspoon DROY pick today.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 3, 2023