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Why 3 Is The Most Important Number In Football

Many teams have two good wide receivers or corners but it’s that third depth player that has been the difference maker in squads’ playoff runs.

Jarrett Boykin
Byron Maxwell

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell. Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle: CB Byron Maxwell

The Legion of Boom is headlined by Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas III, and rightfully so, but overlooked was the impact of Kam Chancellor, Walter Thurmond and the third corner, Byron Maxwell. From Week 13 on, Maxwell was targeted more than Sherman, finished with as many interceptions (4) and allowed only 40 percent of passes to be completed. He’s slated to start in 2014.

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