Best in the NFL? A.J. Brown leads all WRs in TDs during recent span
A.J. Brown has been on a tear since entering the NFL in 2019. The Tennessee Titans wide receiver and former Ole Miss standout has quickly made his presence known in the league.
And he’s done it by scoring touchdowns. A lot of them. In fact, Brown leads all NFL wide receivers with nine total touchdowns over the past 12 weeks of the regular season (dating back to last year), as pointed out by Teresa Walker of the Associated Press on Twitter on Thursday.
Even more impressive is the fact that Brown has missed two games during that span and Tennessee has also had a bye week. Brown didn’t play in the Titans’ Week 2 and 3 games this season due to a bone bruise in his knee, then they were off in Week 4.
But Brown has been impressive since his return. In Week 5, he had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s win over the Buffalo Bills. Then, he had five receptions for 56 yards and two touchdowns in an overtime victory against the Houston Texans in Week 6.
Over the past 12 regular-season weeks, Brown has eight receiving touchdowns and one rushing score.
Brown was selected by the Titans with the No. 51 overall pick in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He had an impressive rookie season, hauling in 52 passes for 1,051 yards in 16 games. This season, he has 17 catches for 177 yards in three games.
It’s similar to what Brown did during his college days, as he had 2,984 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns over three seasons with the Rebels from 2016-18.
Brown will look to keep getting in the end zone on Sunday when the Titans host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m. ET.