Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown was one of the best at his position in the NFL in coverage last season.
The more we see Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown play, the more we have to ask the question: is there anything he can’t do?
Adding to his already impressive stats that included six sacks, 97 combined tackles, two forced fumbles (one recovered) and an interception for touchdown in the biggest game of the Titans’ 2018 season, Brown also ranked as one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL.
According to Pro Football Focus, Brown allowed a 69.4 passer rating when the ball was thrown his way, good enough for fifth in the NFL.
To take it a step further, Brown’s passer rating against was the second-lowest among off-ball linebackers with at least 300 snaps.
Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that PFF gave Brown an overall grade of 81.6, which places him as the No. 8 linebacker in the NFL. I mean, this man is coming off his second season—just imagine what could be in store for 2019 and beyond.
Brown has quickly turned himself into one of the best defenders on what should be an elite defense in 2019, sporting a talented front seven that teams will be hard-pressed to stop.
The 24-year-old UCLA product’s team rankings were: second in tackles, second in sacks, tied for first in forced fumbles and fumbles recovered, and he had the fourth-most passes defended. Oh, and he was one of only two Titans defenders to score a defensive touchdown, with the other being cornerback Malcolm Butler.
The combination of Brown and Wesley Woodyard will continue to be a major problem for opposing offenses, on top of everything else they have to deal with on Tennessee’s defense. Even if the Titans have issues up the middle on the defensive line, Brown and Woodyard will be right there to clean it up.
And when the veteran Woodyard is ready to eventually pass off the torch of this Titans defense, he’ll be doing so to one of the best this game has to offer in Brown.