The Kansas City Chiefs defense stood its ground against the Miami Dolphins in Week 9 and was led by linebacker Willie Gay Jr. who received the highest marks on the team for his performance in the resounding victory.
Gay received a stellar 92.0 grade for his efforts against Miami, which led all linebackers in the NFL during Week 9.
Willie Gay: 92.0 PFF grade vs. the Dolphins
♦️ 1st among Chiefs players
♦️ 1st among all LBs in Week 9
— PFF KC Chiefs (@PFF_Chiefs) November 6, 2023
With a Monday night game left to play before the week is technically over, it isn’t out of the question that a Los Angeles Chargers or New York Jets defender may eclipse him, though it would take a truly herculean effort.
Gay’s exceptional play was a welcome sign for the Chiefs’ linebacking corps, which is without standout Nick Bolton for the foreseeable future as he recovers from an injury sustained earlier in the season.
If games like the one he put together against Miami become routine for Gay, Pro Bowl honors should be expected for him by the end of Kansas City’s 2023 campaign.