Titans’ Jeffery Simmons named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

By | November 11, 2020

Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 9.

In that game, Simmons totaled three tackles, one pass defensed, and had both a forced fumble and fumble recovery. He also nearly had an interception.

Simmons’ forced fumble was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Desmond King in the third quarter, and the fumble he recovered was forced by inside linebacker Jayon Brown in the fourth quarter, helping to secure the win over the Bears.

The Mississippi State product also received some recognition for his showing from Pro Football Focus, who named Simmons its Defensive Player of the Week after he posted an overall grade of 94.2.

Simmons’ sophomore campaign continues to be impressive and he’s in the midst of making the leap to becoming an elite player at his position.

He has been Tennessee’s best defender through eight games of the season and has totaled 28 combined tackles (16 solo, two for loss), two sacks, nine QB hits, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumbles recovered.

The Titans drafted Simmons in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and that move is paying huge dividends for Tennessee.

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