[tps_header]1. Seattle Seahawks defensive backs[/tps_header]
After what the “Legion of Boom” did en route to the Super Bowl title last season, the defensive backs for the Seattle Seahawks are unquestionably at the top of this list. Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are two of the top defensive backs in the league, and even though Brandon Browner moved on to play in New England, rounding out the secondary with Kam Chancellor, Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell is pretty fantastic.
The Seahawks defensive backs are big, fast and hit hard while still being technically sound. Seattle led the NFL in passing yards allowed per game in 2013 (172.0) by a whopping 22 yards per game. That’s ridiculous. The Seahawks also held opposing teams to a quarterback rating of 63.4, also best in the league by a wide margin (the Bengals were second at 74.2). Oh, and for good measure, the Seahawks also led the NFL in interceptions with 28.
So yeah, that secondary that has been discussed ad nauseum over the past year and a half? The hype is completely justified.