Marshon Lattimore Has Been Terrible in 2020

Marshon Lattimore has struggled so far this season and not played up to the abilities he has shown in the past.
Marshon Lattimore has struggled so far this season and not played up to the abilities he has shown in the past. / Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports

Marshon Lattimore has always been touted for his potential All-Pro abilities at cornerback, but he has had a rough start to the 2020 season as his statistics are nowhere near what they have been in the past.

Inconsistency and frustrating play has plagued Lattimore all season as he has not been able to put together a great all-around game through five weeks. He shines on some plays, but then gets beat the next.

Lattimore is anything but a shutdown corner at this point in the season. He has allowed 78.9 percent completion rate when targeted and already given up three touchdowns on the season, which already equals his season total from last year.

He has allowed a career-worst 13.4 yards per target thus far. Prior to this year he had never allowed more than 9.8. In fact, quarterbacks have a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeting Lattimore in coverage – another significant jump from his previous career-low (98.4).

This has had really negative impact on the Saints' defense, which is surrendering 30.0 points per game (No. 26 in the NFL). New Orleans needs Lattimore to return to his Pro-Bowl level of play if it hopes to compete for a Lombardi Trophy this season.

To be fair, injuries have likely played a part in his rough start to the year. But Lattimore has picked the worst time to struggle as he's in line for a major contract extension next offseason if he plays up to his potential.

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