Realistic expectations for Titans pass-catchers in 2020
By Brady Akins
2020 Prediction: 97 Catches, 140 Targets, 813 Yards, 7 Touchdowns
I’ve bet high on the Titans top four pass-catchers through this slideshow. Now, I’m going low.
While the talent and potential of the Titans top three receivers and their projected starting tight end are through the roof, I’m not sure that the same can be said about their depth players. With the exception of Derrick Henry and Anthony Firkser, nobody on the Titans roster outside of their top four guys recorded more than 10 receptions last season.
Tennessee lost a good bit of their top depth guys, which might hurt them going forward into the new season. Tajae Sharpe is on a new team, Delanie Walker is done in Tennessee, and the Titans didn’t add any receivers during free agency or the draft, leaving their depth chart pretty thin on the back end.
Some of the missing targets and catches from last year should be easier to replace. Dion Lewis has moved on from the team as well, but Tennessee drafted Darrynton Evans to replace his pass-catching ability out of the backfield. Kalif Raymond should also be set to get some more run with the offense after recording only nine receptions in 2019.
But not all of the Titans missing pieces will be easy to replace, and they might feel that strain in their passing game next season. 97 catches between the depth groups isn’t a horrible outcome, but if Tannehill leans on his top guys in 2020, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Speaking of Tannehill…