Seattle second-year defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson had a breakout game against the 49ers Sunday finally playing without a cast on one of his hands.

If Quinton Jefferson seemed like a different player during Sunday’s 24-13 win at San Francisco, there’s at least one pretty obvious reason.

For the first time in his NFL career, Jefferson got to play without a cast on his hand.

True, Sunday was just his sixth NFL game.

But finally able to use both hands, Jefferson also was able to finally show why the Seahawks were excited enough about Jefferson to take the rare — for them, anyway — move of trading up to select him in the fifth round of the draft in 2016.

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