The Tennessee Titans have a chance at something historic for this franchise.
This is a bold statement that I am almost sure will look true when we look back at the Tennessee Titans 2017 season: this is the best group of wide receivers the Tennessee Titans have ever had.
At first glance that seems impossible no matter how much you like the rookie tandem right? Honestly though, who are they competing with?
The Tennessee Titans have never had two wide receivers go to the pro bowl at the same time in their entire history.
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In fact, the Tennessee Titans have only had one wide receiver go to the Pro Bowl for his achievements on offense ever: Derrick Mason.
Is it crazy to think that Rishard Matthews takes his game to the next level now? He nearly topped 1,000 yards last year despite splitting time with Andre Johnson for the first half of the season.
He was clearly Marcus Mariota’s safety blanket down the stretch and he gained more and more of the quarterback’s trust every time he made a great play.
On top of that, you have the best receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft on your roster in Corey Davis and one of the best value’s of the draft in Taywan Taylor. That two headed tandem is going to make plays immediately.
I think the Tennessee Titans are going to find creative ways to abuse matchup issues between defensive backs with those two.
For example, if a team plays with a smaller slot cornerback that struggles with bigger guys, move Corey Davis there. If they have slightly slower slot cornerbacks that deal better with tight ends and jumbo slot players, move Taywan Taylor inside.
Before you argue that either one of them is going to struggle in the slot, let me just go ahead and drop this tweet right here:
The Tennessee Titans landed some of the most dangerous weapons in the slot in this draft class. Even if one of them struggles vs press (they shouldn’t) they have all the skills to make an impact now.
The Titans should finally have weapons across the field that you can’t just eliminate with one or two good players. It is going to take a great gameplan and a lot of talent to limit this offense.
There is a real chance that Marcus Mariota tops 4,000 yards before Christmas Eve this year and this wide receiver group is far and away the best this team has ever had.