Tennessee Titans offseason prep: Free agent WRs
By Will Lomas
The expensive players who may or may not be worth it.
For the Tennessee Titans, there is a need outside for a consistent player but what would really help this offense is a deep speed threat or a designated slot receiver. This is the area in the rankings where these guys are going to be overpaid, but they may be worth it if they can help this offense significantly.
The first name on this list is of course, Golden Tate. When the trade deadline rolled around and the Titans were supposedly looking for WRs, the name that everyone wanted and the name that made the most sense for both the player and the team was Golden Tate.
With a bad cap situation in Philly, it looks like Tate will his the market and I have a hard time thinking anyone will be the top WR in this class other than Tate. Taking age out of it, over the last 6 years he has averaged over 50 yards per game and often well above that.
It has been eight seasons since he has failed to tally 4+ TDs and if a team is willing to make a big financial commitment to him you can imagine that he is likely to be a focal point of the offense and likely near 1,000 yards and 90+ receptions again.
I don’t know if the Titans have deep enough pockets to land Tate, but it would be nice to have a player from Tennessee come home and show out at a position that has plagued the Titans for their entire existence.
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I talked about needing a speed demon, and while Tate might not have that gear another FA WR does. John Brown is the big play threat that this offense would love to have.
While he doesn’t have the consistency that you want out of a high priced free agent, he has tallied a TD over 50 yards in all but one season in the NFL and after 200+ receptions he is still averaging 15+ yards per catch.
This would definitely be a risky move, but Brown is going to be 29 this season and I imagine he is going to milk this bad WR class for all it is worth.
If I was going to pick a player in this class to take a big chance on, it would be the last player on this list which is Tyrell Williams.
At 6’4 he has the size to dominate the intermediate game, but he also has the speed and coordination to take the top off of defenses. He is going to be 27 this year but I think his best football is still ahead of him.
I think when he leaves a crowded WR room and gets his chance as a full time starter outside, he will hit numbers like he did in his best season which was 2016 (69 receptions, 1,059 yards and 7 TDs).
Putting him opposite Corey Davis would give the Tennessee Titans two 6’3+ for teams to contend with which would put a lot of teams at a massive disadvantage.