2. Big play Brown
Total yards and touchdowns are a great indicator of what a player did in their season as a whole, but what about those splash plays that turn good players to game breakers?
Well, for that I want to point at Brown’s yards per target numbers. The metric is pretty simple, how many yards does the offense get on average every time the ball is thrown in your direction.
This punishes drops while rewarding big play ability and efficiency. So here is a list of Titans WRs with 10 receptions or more in a season who also have more than 10 yards per target.
1. A.J. Brown: 12.51 YPT
2. Kenny Britt (2011): 11.12 YPT
3. Yancey Thigpen (2000): 11.12 YPT
4. Kenny Britt (2010): 10.62 YPT
5. Isaac Byrd (1999): 10.44 YPT
6. Derrick Mason (2000): 10.06 YPT
The distance between first and second place is bigger than the gap from second to sixth place. That is a clear example of a player being so much more explosive than anything we have ever seen before with higher highs, and fewer lows.