A look at the Tennessee Titans options at wide receivers in free agency.
It a little bit surprising that in just three weeks the mad dash of free agency will start in full and the Tennessee Titans are likely to be somewhere in the mix for some big names.
One of the most interesting positions in free agency is wide receiver. This isn’t an interesting class because of its top end talent or its depth, but there is intrigue because there no one really has any idea what is going to happen.
There is such a long jam in the middle/upper middle tier of WRs in the NFL. There are only about four or five standout receivers in the NFL and then there are about 30-40 who you could argue are in that average WR1/good WR2 tier.
I mean, last year Alshon Jeffery had 843 yards, DeSean Jackson had 774 and Amari Cooper had 725. I think most people would agree that those guys are all definitely in that WR1/2 tier with ranging opinions on who is best, but do people have the same respect for Corey Davis who had 891 yards and played with a backup or banged up QB for most of the season?
There is a perception that there are more WR1s in the NFL than their are, but in reality while free agents get big money on the open market, you are much more likely to do better just trying to find a nice starter instead of trying to land someone you think can end up with elite status.
I’m saying all of this, because even in this bad class teams are going to have to overpay for mediocre production and I think it is a better idea for the Titans to look for a supplement to Corey Davis or someone to compliment his skill set. This seems like a much better plan than being the team that gives up a $12+ million contract on an average player when that money can buy you elite talent elsewhere.
So what is available on the market? Let’s take a look.