This AJ Brown Stat Proves He's in a League of His Own After Rookie Breakout

Jason Schandl
This stat showcases just how good AJ Brown's rookie year with the Tennessee Titans was.
This stat showcases just how good AJ Brown's rookie year with the Tennessee Titans was. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Kyler Murray may have won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2019, but AJ Brown's breakout for the Tennessee Titans may have been even more impressive. He didn't get the chance to be the team's No. 1 wideout early in the year, but after the Week 11 bye, he exploded for 605 yards and 5 touchdowns through the air, adding 62 yards and another score on the ground.

Had he maintained that level of production throughout the entire year, that six-game stretch would've put him on a 16-game pace to rack up 1,613 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns. Notably, the advanced stats go even further in proving how insanely good he was.

In general, players who catch short passes rack up way more yards after the catch (YAC). This makes sense if you think about what it looks like when a player catches a screen or a slant. Where Brown stood out is that he not only was usually being targeted deep downfield, but that he still managed to rack up a ton of YAC.

Dating back to 2006, there's really not been a single receiver able to come even close to Brown's ridiculous standing in this measure.

With Ryan Tannehill inked to a long-term deal and a full season of NFL experience under his belt, it looks like the sky is the limit for Brown in his sophomore season.

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