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Titans youth movement could pay dividend in time.

The Tennessee Titans are one of the younger teams in the NFL, and those young players are seeing significant minutes this season.

The Tennessee Titans offense features several key producers in the early stages of their NFL careers.

Already this season, quarterback Marcus Mariota, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, right tackle Jeremiah Poutasi, center Andy Gallik and fullback Jalston Fowler have played significant snaps. All but Fowler have recorded at least one start.

Titans rookies have accounted for 21.7 percent of the team’s total offensive snaps.

Add the playing time of first- and second-year players this season, and the group has accounted for 37.7 percent of the club’s offensive snaps. In the last four seasons, the rate at which Titans rookies, first-year and second-year players are participating on offense through six games is at its highest point.

Percent of Titans’ total offensive snaps through six games, 2012–2015:

Season     Rookies,1st-Year Season         Rookies and 2nd-Year Players

2015            21.7%                                          37.7%

2014              5.2%                                          31.1%

2013             10.4%                                          19.7%

2012               8.0%                                          12.8% 

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