Loser: Delanie Walker
This isn’t for anything that Walker did or didn’t do yesterday, more of just an observation based on where he is in his career and his connection to Marcus Mariota.
When Delanie Walker got injured in the Week 1 of the 2018 season, he went on IR leaving a team that had just won a playoff game on the road in Kansas City in January. The 2018 team had hopes and aspirations of a playoff run, and when he came back to the Titans in 2019 he landed on a stagnant team without an offensive coordinator worth his salt.
After years of toiling away as a FB/TE2 in San Francisco, he came to Tennessee and became a real star. Just when it looked like the Titans were going to be able to optimize him instead of leaning on him as a target the whole season, he was hurt and came back to a team that was 6 weeks away from collapsing offensively.
Delanie Walker isn’t a loser, but in the context of this situation it must be absolutely brutal for him to be a part of.