Numbers don’t lie.
And in the case of Tennessee Titans linebacker Cameron Wake, the numbers suggest he’s an elite pass rusher.
That’s right — elite.
At 37 years old, Wake clearly isn’t a longterm answer for the Titans. He’s not a player that’s going to hold down an outside linebacker position for the franchise for years to come.
Wake, who signed a three year deal with Tennessee this past offseason, is simply a stopgap until Harold Landry proves he can be a Pro-Bowl caliber pass rushing option for the Titans.
Landry will certainly see plenty of action for the Titans in 2019. But Wake will be the marquee pass rushing threat this upcoming season.
And for good reason. When Wake is on the field, he delivers better results than almost any other pass rusher in the league.
According to Pro Football Focus, Wake has the second fewest pass-rush snaps per pressure since 2014. He’s second only to vaunted edge rusher Von Miller.
Fewest pass-rush snaps per pressure!
These three have been the most productive in getting after the quarterback since 2014. 😤 😤 😤 pic.twitter.com/1DvOdC4FIy
— PFF (@PFF) July 3, 2019
Wake obviously isn’t as productive as Miller because he’s not on the field nearly as often. But when Wake is on the field, it’s clear that he knows how to get after the quarterback as well as anyone.
It doesn’t get much more efficient than Cam Wake. He absolutely makes the most of his playing time.
The signing of Wake probably didn’t get much attention outside of Nashville, mostly because of his age. But this could end up being one of the most important signings Jon Robinson made during the offseason.
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