To no Tennessee Titans fans’ surprise, AJ Brown made Pro Football Focus’ top-25 receivers list through the first five weeks of the season.
AJ Brown proved last season that he has the potential to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He had a phenomenal rookie campaign, but the start to his second season hasn’t been what he and Tennessee Titans fans were hoping for.
After the Titans’ Week 1 win, he suffered a knee injury, which set him back, but he’s back on the field, and he didn’t wait too long to have another big game. In his return to the field this past Tuesday, Brown had 82 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions.
Pro Football Focus’ Sam Monson has recognized Brown’s potential and has kept Brown in his top-25 receivers rankings despite only playing two games.
“It’s challenging to place Brown accurately because we are still working on a limited sample size with him, particularly as an injury has limited him to just two games this season,” Monson wrote.”
“Brown has tremendous physical tools and was a monster for a Titans offense that caught lightning in a bottle last year once Ryan Tannehill came into the starting lineup. Just over a season into his career, he has generated a passer rating of 122.0 when targeted while averaging 2.56 yards per route run. He could easily vault up this list as the season wears on.”
There’s no doubt that a healthy AJ Brown can be one of the best wide receivers that the league has to offer. He’s been very beneficial for helping Ryan Tannehill get in a groove last season, and in the two games he played in this season.
Brown’s success against the Texans has been really good so far in his young career, and he’ll look to continue that success this Sunday when the Texans travel to Nashville.