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Jake Locker, Kendall Wright Thriving on Third Down

Posted by Gary Glenn on November 6, 2013 – 6:46 pm

The Titans offense has two of the NFL’s top performers on third down in 2013. Quarterback Jake Locker has a 106.3 passer rating on third down, ranking him third in the league and second in the AFC among qualifying players. On third down, he has completed 39 of 61 passes (63.9 percent) for 426 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception.locker-wright110613

Only Carolina’s Cam Newton (120.4 passer rating) and Peyton Manning (112.7) own better passer ratings than Locker on third down this season.

Highest NFL Passer Rating on Third Down in 2013

120.4 – Cam Newton (Panthers)
112.7 – Peyton Manning (Broncos)
106.3 – Jake Locker (Titans)
101.2 – Colin Kaepernick (49ers)
100.8 – Drew Brees (Chargers)
96.8 – Matthew Stafford (Lions)
93.8 – Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
92.4 – Jay Cutler (Bears)
87.6 – Philip Rivers (Chargers)
87.3 – Andrew Luck (Colts)

Meanwhile, wide receiver Kendall Wright ranks second in the NFL and leads the AFC with 18 total receptions on third down. He trails only Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson, who has 19 third-down receptions.

Most Receptions on Third Down in 2013

19 – Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers)
18 – Kendall Wright (Titans)
17 – Jordan Cameron (Browns)
17 – Andre Johnson (Texans)
16 – Antonio Brown (Steelers)
16 – Pierre Garcon (Redskins)
16 – A.J. Green (Bengals)
16 – Jeremey Kerley (Jets)
16 – Denarius Moore (Raiders
15 – Anquan Boldin (49ers)


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4 Responses to “Jake Locker, Kendall Wright Thriving on Third Down”

  1. By addicted2football on Nov 7, 2013 | Reply

    Locker and Wright will ultimately have the same chemistry as McNair and Mason did, and I can’t wait to see what our passing offense looks like when Justin Hunter is a full time starter. I hated to see Nate Washington end his streak of consecutive games with at least 1 catch. I was glad to see we kept him this season, but realistically speaking, his age and salary might make it hard for us to bring him back in 2014. Damian Williams may not be a household name, but he’s certainly produced for us when we needed him. I know it’s only mid-season, but I think our emphasis in the upcoming draft should be a franchise MLB.

  2. By paul taylor on Nov 7, 2013 | Reply

    thriving really?man if that’s thriving im on steroids.thriving on 3rd downs lol….lets take a look at 1st and 2nd down stats lol

  3. By sportsbachelor on Nov 8, 2013 | Reply

    What an absolutely asinine stat. The Titans are looking for anything to justify Locker’s selection. Locker is an average QB and his career numbers and win total prove that.

  4. By Kevin on Nov 8, 2013 | Reply

    The TItans are a run first team. Looking at 1st and 2nd down; you will see the prevelance of that. So it makes sense that these #’s are there on 3rd down. Locker is starting to show signs he can be elite. He may not be there yet but if you look back at McNair, The Titans/Oilers were .500 the first four or five seasons McNair was here. The offense was vanilla much like it is now. It wasnt until the Superbowl season that McNair finally came out of the shell. And the Titans all of a sudden had an explosive offense. Also coinsides close to when Mason came along as well. But dont worry. The real fans that have been here all along see teh development. The fair weather fans will always have a reason to doubt.

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