Explaining how Tennessee Titans made 2021’s offseason a brilliant one

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All that’s left to iron out are the roster battles.

These are the remaining question marks by all accounts (excluding special teams because it is impossible to predict special teams).

1. There’s a tight end free-for-all.

This is the one position where you could make a case for several different players. Assuming that the Titans stick with their identity of multiple tight ends looks being a featured part of the offense, the team is going to need two starters.

Anthony Firkser is clearly the best option as a receiving threat and he is going to be on the field a lot, the question is just how effective can he be as a blocker.

That leaves a four-way battle for the other tight end spot that will come down to UDFAs Miller Forristall, Briley Moore, Tory Carter, and the incumbent Geoff Swaim.

2. Can anyone beat Amani Hooker?

Short answer, no.

Slightly longer answer, Hooker had an argument that he was the second-best defensive back on the field for the Titans last year and on a per snap basis he was probably at the top of the list. Kenny Vaccaro was very good for the Titans, but Hooker’s coverage ability and hands make him an easy projection to start beside Kevin Byard.

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3. Let’s talk about the other, other wide receiver

Last but not least, who is the fourth wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans? Last year the trio of Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and Adam Humphries played a combined 1,784 snaps but 753 snaps on offense went to a revolving door of receivers that served as the fourth receiver for Tennessee.

With A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, and Josh Reynolds as the top three receivers, that leaves Dez Fitzpatrick, Cam Batson, Racey McMath, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine all fighting to prove that they deserve the lion’s share of those reps.