Some might look at Eric Weems’ 38 career receptions as a reason to leave him off of the final Tennessee Titans roster, but Weems’ true value is evident on special teams. Jon Robinson has roots in New England, where the Patriots have put a premium on special teams contributors, and Robinson seems to be replicating that approach in Tennessee with the signing of Weems.
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Per Pro Football Reference, Weems has recorded 286 total punt returns in his career and even made the Pro Bowl as a returner in 2010. Although Marc Mariani is a fan favorite among many Titans fans, he was clearly past his prime in 2016, generating few memorable plays on special teams. Weems represents a sizable upgrade over Mariani in the return game since he averaged 3.3 more yards per punt return and 2.5 more yards on kick returns than Mariani and can also contribute on kick coverages and punt coverages.
Another underrated aspect of Weems’ signing is his experience in the Super Bowl with the 2016 Atlanta Falcons. He has played on the biggest stage in all of football and this experience should prove valuable to a Titans roster that has not experienced playoff football for almost a decade.