VIDEO: Remembering When K.J. Wright Laid Out George Kittle With a Brutal Tackle

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering when K.J. Wright laid out George Kittle.
VIDEO: Remembering when K.J. Wright laid out George Kittle. / YouTube/Seahawks Highlights

K.J. Wright is one of the best, most under-appreciated linebackers in the league right now. In his return from an injury-shortened 2018 campaign, Wright tallied 5 tackles for loss, 1 QB hit and a ridiculous 132 total tackles.

That was good for the 11th-best mark in the NFL, but few of those 132 hits Wright doled out last year were more impressive than this blow he delivered to San Francisco 49ers' superstar George Kittle.

Wright played this like an absolute pro. He reads the screen, blows up the play and then delivers a WWE-style takedown on Kittle, who happens to be a well-known WWE fan.

This play also might've lit a fire under the Seahawks. At the time, Seattle was trailing 13-0. Once Wright delivered this hit, though, Seattle outscored San Francisco, 21-14, and almost completed the comeback were it not for one of the most controversial, last-second finishes of the 2020 campaign.

Even if this play didn't result in a Seahawks' victory, it's definitely one of the hardest hits of the year.

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