Byard recorded 111 tackles, two tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble across 16 games in the 2020 regular season.
Byard was a key member of the Titans' defense all season, remaining on the field for 100 percent of snaps in all but one contest. He racked up a career-best 111 tackles in the process, also pacing the team. On the other hand, his interceptions continue to slide, as his one pick was his lowest mark since his rookie campaign in 2016. Byard is locked in with the Titans on a long-term contract, making it very likely he remains with the team for the 2021 campaign.
Byard made 10 tackles (six solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's 46-25 win over the Lions.
Byard notched a consecutive double-digit tackling effort, and he's reached a new career high of 97 tackles through 14 games. With seven pass breakups and an interception to boot, Byard has once again been a strong IDP contributor in 2020.
Byard recorded 11 tackles in the Titans' Week 14 win over Jacksonville.
Byard was the only Titan to reach double-digit tackles, and he recorded his highest mark of the season. He remained on the field for 100 percent of the defensive snaps, which he has now done in 11 of 13 contests. Byard will remain a key part of the Titans' defense in Week 15 against Detroit.
Byard recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Colts.
With Philip Rivers carving up Tennessee's secondary for 308 yards, Byard was busy racking up tackles on the back end. He set a new season high in tackles and now has 38 over the past five games. The physical safety will appreciate the extra few days to heal up before his team's Week 11 trip to Baltimore.
Byard posted six solo tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Steelers.
Byard has averaged 5.3 tackles per game and is on pace to tie the career-high 90 stops he posted two years ago, but he's had some variance in his numbers. In three games, he posted six or more solo tackles, but he notched two or fewer in the other three contests.
Byard recorded nine tackles and a pass breakup in Monday's 16-14 win over the Broncos.
Byard played every defensive snap as expected en route to a team high in tackles. Nine stops would've been a regular-season high for the safety last season as well. The 27-year-old is instrumental to the Titans' secondary success, and the Titans restructured his deal before Monday's game to clear $6.12 million in cap space, although Byard will still make $9.1 million in 2020, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Look for him to keep it rolling against a Jaguars team that exceeded expectations in a season-opening win over the Colts.
Byard recorded 84 tackles, five interceptions, nine passes defensed and two tackles for loss across 16 games with the Titans in 2019.
Byard's strong 2019 performance illustrated why the Titans made him the highest paid safety in the league prior to the season. He led the team with five interceptions and now has 17 picks in his last three seasons. The elite ballhawk will look to continue to make a claim as one of the premier safeties around the league in the 2020 season.
Byard recorded seven tackles and also intercepted a pass in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
Byard led the team in tackles to notch his third consecutive season with 80 or more takedowns. He also added his fifth interception of the campaign, surpassing his 2019 total of four. Byard will look to continue to lead the defense through the playoffs, beginning with a first-round matchup against the Patriots.
Byard recorded two solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Colts.
The fourth-year pro continues to play an every-down role, and he recorded his 16th tackle since the start of the 2017 season. His IDP value is flaky with 63 tackles through 12 games, but his ball-hawk tendencies raise the ceiling.
Byard amassed nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Jaguars.
Byard's nine tackles marked a season high for the starting free safety, bringing his season total to 61 takedowns through 11 games. Byard hasn't forced a turnover since Week 6, but he'll look to change that in Week 13 against the Colts.
Byard tallied six tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Week 6 against Denver.
Byard picked off Joe Flacco on the Broncos' first drive of the second half, keeping the Titans hopes alive for a win. While the offense squandered their opportunity, Byard has consistently performed well this season and now has three interceptions in six games. He'll look to continue to effectively man the back-half of the Titans' defense in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Byard registered five tackles (four solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
Through five games, Byard is halfway to his 2018 totals with four pass breakups and two picks. The fourth-year pro continues to be a premier lockdown cornerback, as he's allowed a 57.7 passer rating when targeted by opposing quarterbacks.
Byard notched seven tackles (four solo) during Thursday's 20-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Byard made plays in coverage during the Week 3 loss but ultimately wasn't able to make up for the Titans' struggles on offense. The fourth-year safety has accumulated 14 tackles (10 solo), one defended pass and one interception in three games.
Byard agreed Wednesday with the Titans on a five-year, $70.5 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The contract will make Byard the highest-paid safety in NFL history in terms of annual average value ($14.1 million). The 25-year-old certainly merited the lavish contract based on production, as gathered 90 tackles (59 solo) and four interceptions in 2018 in what amounted to a strong follow-up effort from his breakthrough 87-tackle, eight-pick effort in 2017. In an era with many emerging standout safeties, Byard may be the unchallenged leader of them all when it comes to playmaking ability in coverage.
Byard recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.
Byard's 10 tackles were his most since Week 4 against the Eagles, helping him to a new career-high total (90). While he took a step back in his production against the pass -- both his interceptions and passes defensed fell by half this season -- he still finished among the team's leaders in tackles, interceptions and pass breakups. Entering his fourth season in 2019, Byard is set to a be a major contributor to the defensive success of the team once again.
Byard recorded nine tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.
Byard picked off an overthrown Josh Johnson attempt with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter to help propel the Titans to victory. He now has four interceptions on the season, two of which came in the past couple weeks. He's also been able to get to the ball carrier consistently, with his 80 tackles good enough for third on the team.
Byard recorded five tackles, a sack and an interception in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants.
Byard picked off his third pass of the season when he stepped in front of Eli Manning's attempt on the Giants' opening drive of the second half. Byard now has three interceptions on the campaign, though that falls well below his mark of eight from last season. He also added his second sack of the season, marking the first time he's recorded multiple sacks in a season.
Byard recorded three tackles and a sack in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.
Byard recorded his first sack of the season when he brought down Cody Kessler, forcing the Jaguars to punt on their first offensive possession. He didn't add any defensive stats in coverage, though he does have two interceptions and four passes defensed for the year.
Byard recorded five tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Monday's 28-14 win over the Cowboys.
Byard picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone late in the first quarter, ending a scoring threat. It was his second interception of the season, both of which have come in his past three games. While he isn't replicating his eight-interception campaign of 2017, Byard is proving that he has a propensity to cause turnovers as a member of the Titans' secondary.
Byard recorded six tackles and an interception in Sunday's 21-0 loss to the Ravens.
Byard turned in an opportunistic and athletic interception late in the second quarter after Logan Ryan tipped a Joe Flacco pass intended for Willie Snead. It was his first interception of the season, though he has played a consistent role in the Titans' defense this season, recording at least six tackles in four of six games. The third-year pro picked off eight passes last season, so he is no stranger to creating turnovers.
|Mon 09/14||@ DEN||W 16-14||8||1||9||0||0||1||1||0|
|Sun 09/20||vs JAC||W 33-30||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ MIN||W 31-30||1||3||4||0||0||1||0||0|
|Tue 10/13||vs BUF||W 42-16||2||0||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs HOU||W 42-36||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs PIT||L 24-27||6||0||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ CIN||L 20-31||4||3||7||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs CHI||W 24-17||4||3||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/12||vs IND||L 17-34||6||4||10||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ BAL||W 30-24||5||2||7||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/29||@ IND||W 45-26||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||vs CLE||L 35-41||4||2||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ JAC||W 31-10||8||3||11||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs DET||W 46-25||6||5||11||0||1||2||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||@ GB||L 14-40||6||3||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ HOU||W 41-38||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/10||vs BAL||L 13-20||2||3||5||0||0||1||0||0|
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