After I saw a post at PFT about New England offensive lineman Ryan Wendell leading the league in playing time, I went to see who played the most snaps in the regular season from our four teams.
Tennessee cornerback Jason McCourty played the fifth-most snaps in the NFL -- 1,282.
Note that a defensive guy being among the league-leaders is both a compliment to his durability and an indictment of his unit. A defender doesn’t want the opportunity to play too many snaps, because it means his defense is on the field too much.
Here are the team by team leaders, with their league rank and overall snaps, which includes any special teams work.
CB Jason McCourty, fifth, 1,282
S Michael Griffin, 10th, 1,270
CB Alterraun Verner, 17th, 1,235
S Dawan Landry, 14th, 1,244
MLB Paul Posluszny, 18th, 1,233
OLB Russell Allen, 46th, 1,172
LT Anthony Castonzo, 15th, 1,239
RG Mike McGlynn, 16th, 1,237
QB Andrew Luck, 48th, 1,169
LG Wade Smith, 31st, 1,193
LT Duane Brown, 32nd, 1,192
S Glover Quin, 47th, 1,171
You can flip through playing time numbers league-wide or by position at this fine page from Football Outsiders.