2. Look for more help at wide receiver and tight end
The Tennessee Titans have one of the best wide receivers in the business in talented A.J. Brown. The three-year alum of the University of Mississippi missed four games this season but still led Mike Vrabel’s squad in catches (63), receiving yards (869), and touchdown grabs (5).
While veteran Julio Jones – plagued by injuries throughout the season – caught six passes for 62 yards in the playoff setback to Cincinnati, Brown came up with five receptions for 142 yards and one score in the three-point loss to the Bengals.
Along with Brown and Jones, the wide receiver depth chart includes emerging Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. The former undrafted free agent actually finished second on the team with 38 grabs, 476 yards, and four scores.
Tight ends Geoff Swain and Randy Firkser combined for 65 receptions and five touchdowns. But the team didn’t really replace talented tight end Jonnu Smith. He caught 41 passes in 2020, eight for scores, but signed with the New England Patriots last March.
It’s safe to say that general manager Jon Robinson will address the tight end position this offseason. Swaim, Firkser, Ryan Izzo, and MyCole Pruitt could all test free agency this year. And the Titans could also use another young playmaker at wideout.