On the latest episode of the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast, Derrick Henry talked about the Tom Brady to Tennessee Titans rumors, and we learned Corey Davis dealt with an undisclosed turf toe injury in 2019.
On the latest episode, Henry talked about a slew of topics, but one of the more interesting ones that was covered pertained to the rumors that had quarterback Tom Brady visiting Nashville to check out schools.
While the rumor has since been debunked, Lewan asked Henry about the possibility of Brady coming to the Titans, but it was clear the running back is all-in on the Titans’ 2019 starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.
"“I’d think, why isn’t Ryan Tannehill good enough?”“When he took over we were 2-4 and we ended up in the AFC Championship….speaking for everyone on the offense, we fed off of him…the chemistry was starting to build”.“Ryan Tannehill is our quarterback and took us to the AFC Championship, why would we not want Ryan back.”"
Henry did make it clear that he still thinks Brady is the “GOAT”, but he clearly prefers to keep the Titans’ offense intact with Tannehill under center.
A lot of Titans fans share the same sentiment as Henry about Tannehill. After all, Tannehill elevated Tennessee’s offense to new heights it hadn’t seen in a long time, and as the old adage goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
We’ve heard multiple reports that Tannehill is almost a lock to return to the Titans in 2020, with the most recent report coming from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Corey Davis’ undisclosed turf toe
Lewan also shared a bit of information that we hadn’t heard before, which was that wide receiver Corey Davis dealt with an undisclosed turf toe injury during the 2019 season.
"“For those of you who do not know, Corey Davis had a turf toe early in the year. I mean, he’s not the hero we deserve but he’s the hero we got, working through that turf toe.”"
Davis’ 2019 season definitely qualifies as a disappointment. After totaling 891 yards and four touchdowns in his sophomore campaign, Davis saw his numbers decline to 601 yards and two scores, while also taking a backseat to standout rookie wideout, A.J. Brown.
Dealing with turf toe is no easy thing for a wide receiver, but this injury doesn’t explain away why Davis’ entire season was a letdown, as Lewan points out he dealt with the injury “early in the year.”
In all, Davis played in 15 games, with the only game he didn’t suit up for being in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Davis was listed with a hip injury that week.
The Titans will have a big decision to make with Davis this offseason. The former No. 5 overall pick has a fifth-year option that the team must decide whether to pick up or not. Chances are Tennessee will decline it and let him play out the final year of his rookie deal in 2020.