Tennessee Titans land WR Adam Humphries on 4-year deal
Tennessee Titans are in agreement with coveted slot WR Adam Humphries on contract
As free agency tampering kicked off today, the internet world has been full of anticipation and watching to see where the superstars would sign and what moves teams would make. The Tennessee Titans got started off quickly and were able to check a big priority off their list, securing S Kenny Vaccaro with a 4-year extension.
They weren’t done after that, and reportedly agreed to terms with WR Adam Humphries a short time later.
The deal is reportedly worth $36 million over 4 years. That puts him at 9 million a year, which is a good price for a guy who is extremely efficient on 3rd downs and short yardage situations. Humphries finished the 2018 season with 76 receptions for 816 yards playing for the Buccaneers. He is only 25 years old and is coming off career highs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns, which only makes the deal look that much better.
Humphries will be a key piece to the offense and QB Marcus Mariota’s success, giving him a go-to target on 3rd down situations. The addition of Humphries and retaining of Vaccaro gives the Titans a very promising start to free agency and a solid day one where a lot of teams made moves and many stayed quiet.
Hopefully he will provide a spark to a Titans passing attack that was less than stellar last season (Humphries 5 TD receptions would have led the Titans) and provide a weapon for Mariota and bring him closer to his 2016 form when he threw for 26 TD passes. Humphries will also allow other WRs to draw less coverage and the chance to increase the downfield passing threat.
Now, the Tennessee Titans must decide where to look next. Some big names still available that have been linked to the Titans include Ndamukong Suh, Justin Houston, and Preston Smith. They are all guys who can pass rush, which is no coincidence. It’s been a known fact since the end of the season that the Titans are in the market and in desperate need of a solid pass rusher, and any of these 3 guys would be a help to that cause. The most likely in my opinion is Justin Houston, depending on the price he’s looking for.
As far as free agency goes so far though, the Titans have to be pleased with what they’ve done. They checked 2 important needs off their list and still have the draft to look forward to, where they can acquire other needs if they can’t fill them here.