'I left it up to him as to what he wanted to do. [33], Alexander started the first six games of the season before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in Week 7. 'When something happens to your family and you're a true man and you go out and represent for your family like that, that just says a lot. [31], Alexander finished his third season with 97 combined tackles (70 solo), four pass deflections, and a career-high three interceptions in 12 games and starts. The only reason Manning isn't leading off this list is because of his counterpart's out-of-body showing. (1:01).

I know he would want me to be strong for him so I came out here and dedicated this game to him. ATLANTA -- Kwon Alexander excelled for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in their upset win over the Falcons, and the rookie linebacker did it with the heaviest of hearts less than 48 hours after his 17-year-old brother was killed. On Saturday, Kwon Alexander’s 17-year-old brother died.

During what was likely the most difficult week of his life, Alexander played the game of a lifetime in honor of his fallen brother and rightfully earned the game ball. On Saturday, Kwon Alexander’s 17-year-old brother died. What's wrong with Cam? It was all for him.'. After performing well, he was moved to middle linebacker to compete for the starting role against veteran Bruce Carter.

I gave this game to him. An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported. The Buccaneers defeated the Browns 30 to 13. Alexander outdid himself late in the second quarter when he intercepted a Ryan pass in the middle of the field, giving the Buccaneers the ball in position to score. It was the only thing on my mind because the only thing that he wanted was for me to ball. Alexander took to Twitter after the game to share his thoughts and pay tribute to his brother. During Week 5, Alexander made five combined tackles, two pass deflections, and made his first NFL sack on Blake Bortles as the Buccaneers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 38–31. Down in the Bayou, the prodigal son -- or at least one of them -- returned and put on a show for the Superdome crowd. 'We saw in his eyes that he was here for a purpose.'. Patriots quarterback Cam Newton knows that if he doesn't improve after getting benched in a disappointing loss to the Niners, it will become a permanent change.Â. [38] In the next against the Cincinnati Bengals, Alexander recorded his first interception of the season off of Andy Dalton in the 41-17 road victory. 'It has been hard losing my little brother,' said Alexander, a first-year linebacker. I love you baby boy!

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It's rare to come across these moments mid-season when the games don't matter as much and there's little off-field drama. [24] He also had an overall grade of 31.6 from Pro Football Focus. [16], On May 12, 2015, the Buccaneers signed Alexander to a four-year, $2.75 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $478,322. Still, the Panthers haven't ruled him out.Â.