The former second-round draft pick from the University of Houston is coming off a breakthrough season, excelling in man-to-man coverage. He regained his starting job, intercepting two passes and deflected a career-high 15 passes.
Targeted 99 times, Routt only allowed 39.4 percent of those throws to be completed. It marked a major step forward after allowing 62.7 percent of passes thrown in his direction to be completed in previous seasons combined.
Last season, Routt's numbers were competitive with New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (33.9 percent) as well as Raiders star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (39.4 percent).
Although four touchdowns and five pass interference penalties were attributed to Routt, he was targeted more than most cornerbacks around the league since teams tend to avoid throwing in Asomugha's direction.
Routt also recorded 55 tackles, forced a fumble and scored one touchdown while matching up with fast receivers like the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Wallace and the Kansas City Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe.
He finished the season with the lowest opponent quarterback ranking in the NFL and the second lowest completion percentage behind Revis.
Stanford Routt is the CB that played across from the untested 4 time NFL All Pro (2 time first team) Nnamdi Asomugha. No one throws on Oakland though. So Aso doesnt see passes because no one throws on them. They just run. But for the LIFE of me I cant explain why Routt accumilated the stats he did as a CB. NO ONE THROWS ON OAKLAND. NO ONE. EVERYONE, ME AND YOU YO COUSIN AND YO MAMA TOO KNOWS NO ONE THROWS ON OAKLAND.
So where the hell did those passing stats come from in Routts case and what are they saying?