Kyle Hamilton's Sunday night performance was the crowning achievement of his breakout season... or was it? It's hard to say that, honestly, because Hamilton has been so steadily good for so long (read: all season long) that it's difficult to highlight only one of his games as his true breakout outing.
One thing is very clear, however, and that's the fact that by the time the members of the upcoming Pro Bowl are announced Hamilton's name will feature in it. If you don't think he's done enough, well, just check his statistics among safeties across the NFL this season (h/t Ravens Nation).
Throughout the Week 12 affair between the Ravens and the Chargers in which the Flock visited Los Angeles and returned home with a 20-10 victory under their wings, Hamilton delivered standout plays during the full hour of play.
Just in the first half alone, Hamilton completed a tackle-for-loss of two yards that forced a punt on the Chargers' third possession of the game, and by the time all was said putting a cap to Sunday's slate of games, the second-year safety had tallied six combined tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a deflected pass.
""[Hamilton] does everything," Hewitt said before proceeding to explain that statement. "He covers, he blitzes, he tackles. There's nothing that kid can't do. Don't let the babyface fool you. He'll try to rip your face off.""- Chris Hewitt, Ravens Secondary Coach
Speaking about the former 14th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Ravens Secondary Coach Chris Hewitt told reporters on Tuesday "I told you from the beginning, in my first presser in the beginning of the year, I told you that [Hamilton] was going to be a Pro-Bowl type of player.
"[Hamilton] does everything," Hewitt said before explaining that statement. "He covers, he blitzes, he tackles. There's nothing that kid can't do. Don't let the babyface fool you. He'll try to rip your face off."
At a baby age for the NFL 22 years old and through just 12 games this season, Hamilton has already matched or set career highs in tackles, forced fumbles, tackles for a loss, pass deflections, sacks, quarterback hits, interceptions—you name it.
The NFL opened the Pro Bowl voting on Tuesday, and while Hamilton doesn't particularly need your help, you should rush here to smash that Hamilton vote button to boost his chances of cracking the All-Star game!