WTF Patrick Willis isnt even the best young LB in the game.
174 Tackles (135 Solo) 4 Sacks 5 Pass Defended, 2 FF
Most Tackles in 1 game: 20
127 Tackles (90 Solo) 5 Sacks, 3 Pass Defended, 2 FF
Most Tackles in 1 game: 24
If David Harris played all year he would have been Defensive ROY without a doubt, just look at the numbers..He was stuck behind Vilma, who was very good himself, for the first 7 Games.
Back to the question..I'd say Brady but I like the Big Ben idea as well.
It isn't about what you could've done, it's what you did. Willis is better physically and showed that he is the best young LB in the biz by leading the league in Tackles his rookie year. Hell, even if you took out his best game (20 tackles) he still WOULDVE LED THE LEAGUE IN TACKLES, 154, or 13 more than the next guy!!
Also, Harris only had 2 really good games (the 24 tackle one and 17 the week before that). Besides those he only reached double digit tackles in 2 other games, where as Willis reached double digit tackles in 10 GAMES. Willis had 18 or more tackles in 3 GAMES!!
Also, Willis was told to be Adrian Peterson's shadow when they played the Vikings and Peterson got like 3 yards on 11 carries, he shut him down!
To say for sure that Harris is better than Willis is lunacy. I believe Willis is the best young LB in the game. Harris isn't even the second best young LB in the game, thats DeMarco Ryans...
just because patrick willis and david harris got a lot of tackles doesnt mean they're defensive leaders. it just means they're defense is on the field a lot and they're the only players on their team's that can tackle consistently. both the niners and the jets are in the bottom half of the league in team defense, so i dont think either deserve this kind of hype yet. plus, in their 3-4 defenses, a pass rusher at olb is a lil more important to their success