The six bags of Wake in 2018 arrived despite playing less than 50% of the team's defensive snaps. Since 2006, Wake has released the second highest percentage of pressure (16.7%) in the NFL, behind only Von Miller (17.1), according to Pro Football Focus. Wake generated 54 pressures on 313 pass-rush in 2018, for PFF. Out of 517 defensive shots last season, Wake recorded an overall score of 81.6 and was among the most productive pass rushers in the league, for PFF.
Heading towards a free agency, the Titans needed more help from an accelerated point of view after Brian Orakpo retired during an offseason when veteran Derrick Morgan became a free agent without restrictions.
Wake not only has a hell of a resume, but also has a lot of experience that should help young players on the team develop.
blessed, at the beginning of my career, to be in some good guys who played in this league, like Jason Taylor, Joey Porter, and guys like that, guys, I had the opportunity to learn and do questions, being a sponge around, "Wake said." That wisdom that they had gained from all the years they had played the moment I was entering, grabbed all the nuggets I could.
"I was lucky to play in this league for a long time and I gained a little of those nuggets myself. So being able to pass it on to anyone coming into this league and this team, is a thing that I consider a responsibility, because older players make sure that even the incoming guys can succeed. "
Wake, who started his NFL career with the Dolphins in 2009, collected 1
Wake started 14 dolphin games in 2018, with 14 starts and 36 tackles side by side, 17 quarterback shots, six bags, five tackle for the loss and a deflection in addition to his six bags.
Before joining the Dolphins, Wake played two seasons in the Canadian Football League in 2007-08, and recorded 39 sacks in these two seasons, earning the honors of the Western Division All-Star and the most outstanding Defensive Player Award in both years.
Wake, who played at Penn State, initially joined the Giants in April 2015, but was released before the
After starting his career in CFL, Wake's NFL career took off , and now the Titans are hoping that it will continue to have an impact in Tennessee.
"One of my trainers always said, ball is ball, and it doesn't matter if you do it on the moon, on the grass," Wake said. "At the end of the day, once this line is passed, it is football. It doesn't matter the color you wear or none of those things.
" Everything comes from within, and obviously I wouldn't be here if that recipe didn't work. Every day I put on my helmet and I go out and do my best step forward and reach my potential and I still do it today. This will not change. "