Titans free agency: Corey Davis should be the priority over Jonnu Smith

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) celebrates his touchdown with tight end MyCole Pruitt (85) during the second quarter at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Titans need to realize this

Jonnu Smith’s development for the Tennessee Titans has been a steady climb from a backup who couldn’t catch the ball consistently to a fringe Pro Bowl tight end who still has untapped potential.

I have to get that out of the way because I don’t want this to seem like a hit piece on Jonnu Smith. In fact, I think franchise tagging Smith is the smartest plan that the Titans can go with at this point given the cost of the position and how interested other teams will be in him.

However, if the Titans sign a long-term deal with any of their own free agents then the top player that fans should be hoping for is Corey Davis. In fact, it isn’t even close and I’m pretty sure I can prove it.

It is easy to forget that Corey Davis was the Titans’ leading receiver until the second half of the final game of the season, but this tweet was from the middle of the Houston Texans game to give you a snapshot of just how well he did:

Corey Davis has grown into an elite WR2 and he could be a low-end WR1 in the right offense and he has proven that for the last two years. For some reason, people are just refusing to acknowledge this.

Let me help explain why this is a simple decision for me and why the Titans front office should be pushing for a new deal.

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