Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner didn’t have the highest profile coming into the 2013 season, but he’s spent the first month doing everything he can to raise it.
Verner has four interceptions and two fumble recoveries on the year and now has an AFC defensive player of the week commendation to go with all those takeaways. Verner was honored by the league for his work against the Jets in last Sunday’s 38-13 victory.
Verner intercepted Geno Smith twice and recovered one of the quarterback’s two fumbles during the contest. Those turnovers led to 21 points for the Titans and confirmed that the Titans made the right call for their defense when they left Verner at corner after flirting with a move to safety.
Even after making that choice and watching Verner win a starting job this summer, the Titans suggested Verner might wind up splitting time with Tommie Campbell. That hasn’t really happened as Verner has made the most of his opportunity by feasting on mistakes made by the opposing offense.