5 Tennessee Titans who could win comeback player of the year in 2019
By Will Lomas
1. Delanie Walker, Tight end
Is Delanie Walker the most consistent and dominant skill position player that the Tennessee Titans have head over a six-year stretch in franchise history?
Since joining the Tennessee Titans in 2013 look at where he stacks up among active tight ends in the NFL:
-4th in yards per game with 54.6
-6th in TDs
-5th in yards
-4th in receptions
He did all that and all those numbers don’t adjust for him missing the 2018 season!
Walker is basically a guaranteed 60+ receptions, 800+ yards, 4+ touchdowns every year, but with a year to truly get healthy after all of that dirty work in the trenches, on special teams and in the backfield for the bulk of his career he could be even more dangerous.
What if we see the 2015 version of Delanie where he puts up around 100 receptions for 1,100 yards and 6 TDs? All it would take is for George Kittle and Travis Kelce to regress a little bit for Walker to lead the NFL in receptions and yards by a tight end.
It would be huge for a 35 year old tight end to come back from a major injury and lead the NFL in those categories.
In a world where the Titans win double digit games and make the playoffs, how can one of the clear offensive leaders get ignored when they overcome all of those obstacles? I don’t think that can and he has the clout from around the league to back up his national push for that award if he wanted it.