Titans’ Secondary vs Broncos Passing Offense (Week 1)
For better or worse, the Denver Broncos look like they’re going all-in on their second-round quarterback from 2019, Drew Lock. After going through the season with Courtland Sutton carrying a group of practice squad players at receiver, Denver loaded up on pass-catchers in 2020, spending their first two picks on wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler.
While Tennessee didn’t necessarily “load up” on secondary talent in the draft like the Broncos did at receiver, the Titans are adding a fresh face to the depth chart by taking LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton in the second round of the draft. Fulton will likely be serving the tall-task of replacing veteran cornerback Logan Ryan in the cornerback group, and with the receiver talent he’ll be facing in Week 1 against the Broncos, it looks like Fulton will be going through a baptism by fire for his first game as a pro.
Luckily for the Titans, Fulton will have plenty of help in the secondary. Tennessee will be returning Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson at cornerback, with Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro set to reprise their roles as the team’s starting safeties. The Titans will have a talented secondary group for their Week 1 showdown on Monday Night Football, but they might be facing an equally talented Denver team.
The saving grace for Tennessee is that the Denver passing offense they will be facing will be going through a fair deal of inexperience, from their quarterback to their receivers. Even still, this is a game packed with talent on both sides, and especially in the Titans secondary and Broncos passing attack.