Eric Decker could be a valuable option for the Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans have their best crop of wide receivers on the current roster that they have had in recent memory. The group starts with Rishard Matthews, the veteran and lead receiver of the starting group. Next, the Titans have added Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor in this year’s draft. Finally, rounding out the position is Tajae Sharpe, the 2016 fifth round draft selection. The major turnover the past two years has resulted in a young, talented group of wide receivers.
After these four players, the depth becomes lackluster, and fans are still begging to add another player. I definitely can see why; some of the remaining players the Titans have on the roster at the position are Harry Douglas, Tre McBride, Eric Weems, Mekale McKay and Jonathan Krause, just to name a few players on the 90 man roster.
The team might only have the ability to keep an additional two of those wide receivers. The two that have the best shot to make the roster are Douglas and McBride. The Titans have upgraded the overall talent to this roster and most of all have a shot at the playoffs. Why not try to bolster the wide receiver group?
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If Douglas is your fifth option, then why not consider a player like Eric Decker. Decker has been known for his ability to play in the slot, similar to what Douglas bring to the Titans. According to Pro Football Focus: in 2015, Eric Decker’s Resume was very good.
- 3rd in the NFL with 7 touchdowns on routes run in the slot
- 56 receptions on routes run in the slot which was 5th most in the NFL
- The quarterback’s QB rating was 114.1 when targeting Decker
I would say that resume for his 2015 season, his last healthy season, was pretty impressive, and his quarterback that year was mainly Ryan Fitzpatrick. Decker played three games in 2016 and has hit the 30-year-old mark. Consequently the market will not be very high for Decker. Why wouldn’t the Titans take a shot and bring him in to add to an already competitive wide receiver group? It makes sense.