6'1'' / 235 lbs
Lands in New York
Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-13
Okereke is in line to sign a four-year, $40 million deal with the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Okereke will also get $22 million in guaranteed money. His tackle total increased in each of his years with the Colts, and last year, he recorded 151 stops. Although he was listed as a weak-side linebacker in Indianapolis, his exact position with New York is unclear. However, expect New York to use his speed to weaponize him as a tackler. He should be a high-end IDP option on his new team.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|6 JAC||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-2.0||41.5||55||5||8||1||100%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|8 WAS||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-3.0||40.5||37||4||3||0||100%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|9 @NE||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||5.0||39.5||29||0||4||1||50%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|10 @LV||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||4.0||41.5||69||3||6||0||88%||1||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|12 PIT||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-2.5||39.5||54||2||3||0||100%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|17 @NYG||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||5.5||38.5||61||4||13||2||80%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|18 HOU||Dome undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-3.0||38.5||37||2||3||0||75%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022
Notches 151 tackles in 2022
Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-19
Okereke recorded a career-high 151 tackles (99 solo), five passes defended and two fumble recoveries while playing all 17 games in the 2022 season.
Okereke had more responsibility this regular season with star linebacker Shaquille Leonard (neck/back) sidelined for all but three games. As a result, the 26-year-old Okereke logged his most productive season as a tackler, including five games with double-digit stops. While the 225-pound linebacker did stack up the 10th-most tackles in the league this season, he still finished as the Colts' second-leading tackler behind Zaire Franklin (167). Nevertheless, this career-best campaign should set up Okereke for a solid payday, as he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Tops career year with huge outing
Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-03
Okereke recorded 17 tackles (12 solo) and one forced fumble in Sunday's 38-10 defeat versus the Giants.
Okereke set new career highs for tackles in both a game and a season, as he has reached 146 over 16 games this season. The fourth-year linebacker stepped up in a big way with star Shaquille Leonard (back) out for most of the year with an injury. Okereke still ranks second on the Colts in tackles this season behind Zaire Franklin (160), and these two should continue to put up big stats so long as the team doesn't rest its starters Week 18 against Houston.