2. Corey Davis, WR
I think Corey Davis is one of the best WR2s in the NFL right now and that showed when he had to fill in when A.J. Brown missed a stretch of games with a knee injury.
Turron Davenport had a great nugget about the season Davis is having:
It isn’t going to be easy to sign him, but I think there is a chance that Corey Davis and the Tennessee Titans can come to a deal that makes sense.
The Titans should be interested because he has always done the dirty work for the team beyond just catching passes. He is a perfect “blue-collar” receiver and he has been mentally tough enough to stay on course after many people called him a bust early in his career.
As for Davis, well he has seen what life is like with poor quarterback play and I don’t think he is overeager to get back to that life and the criticism that comes with it.
The best WR2s in the NFL like Jarvis Landry and Cooper Kupp seem to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $15 million per season. That would make his cap hit the same as Kevin Byard’s and more than Taylor Lewan and Derrick Henry, so I’m not sure that is a number that makes sense for both sides.
To be fair, he also doesn’t have the productivity of those two receivers either, so maybe a deal closer to $12 or $13 million per season makes more sense? If a deal like that is on the table for both sides, then I think it is a situation where everyone can come out happy considering where both were a year ago.