Lesson No. 6: Changing of the guard at No. 1 WR
This is something we already pretty much knew, but got some confirmation on in Week 13.
The Ole Miss product played a season-high 54 snaps out of 60, as compared to Davis playing on 41. This shows that the Titans believe Brown is the more important receiver to have on the field, and they’re right.
With the extra snaps, Brown out-gained Davis 45 to 23, and he had three catches to Davis’ one. Brown also continues to lead the Titans in receiving yards (he has 200 more than Davis) and targets.
It has been quite the disappointing season for Davis, who didn’t help himself when he dropped his second and final target on Sunday. After just one season as the Titans’ No. 1 receiver, Davis has been surpassed by a rookie in terms of both production and snaps.
And for Brown, it’s well-deserved. He has easily been the Titans’ best pass-catcher in 2019, and the skill and potential he has shown is everything Tennessee hoped Davis would be, but simply hasn’t become.