Former Louisville Cardinal Jaire Alexander had his best performance of his young NFL career on Sunday afternoon.

Despite Green Bay’s loss to the undefeated L.A. Rams, Alexander was an undoubtable bright spot.

“Jaire, I can’t say enough about the game that he put together all four quarters,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. “I don’t recall seeing a young man, particularly a rookie, play at that level. It clearly was an ‘alpha performance,’ (that’s) the way we grade that.”

Alexander recorded seven total tackles to go along with five defended passes. Forced five incompletions against an offense as high powered as the rams is pretty damn impressive.

He limited Brandin Cooks, one of the best receivers in the NFL, to just two catches for only nine yards.

Jaire’s stellar play didn’t go unnoticed and I’d say he’s now in the conversation for defensive rookie of the year.

 

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