Tennessee Titans: Midseason studs and duds of 2019 NFL season
By Ravi Konjeti
Stud: A.J. Brown
It is tough to say that any Titans offensive player is having a stellar season, but rookie wideout A.J. Brown has been amazing. Brown has posted 348 yards and three touchdowns so far in the season, leading the team in both categories through the air.
Brown has shown explosiveness and finesse, particularly in open space. So far, Brown has 138 yards after catch, while posting 14 first downs on 22 receptions. When targeted, Brown has become a deep threat that has stretched the field for the Titans. With tough games ahead, Brown is going to be a key contributor for the Titans’ success.
Dud: Adam Humphries
On the other side of the coin, wide receiver Adam Humphries has been a disappointment thus far. Humphries was brought in this offseason on a four-year, $36 million contract to be a key piece for the offense. However, Humphries has only posted 253 yards and zero touchdowns.
Humphries’ slot receiver skills haven’t translated enough as a member of the Titans’ offense, as he’s been held for under four receptions four times already. Last season, Humphries was vital for the Bucs offense, totalling 76 receptions for 816 yards.
If Humphries can open up the short field, then the Titans can utilize that to open up big plays downfield. Hopefully, Tannehill and Humphries can develop better chemistry moving forward, and we’ve already seen early indicators that Humphries will have a bounce-back second half with Tannehill behind center.