3 Tennessee Titans who could become first-time Pro Bowlers in 2021

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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Jeffery Simmons #98, Tennessee Titans
Jeffery Simmons #98, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

. . . Jeffery Simmons, defensive end. . player. 35

The Tennessee Titans can expect much from Jeffery Simmons after a nice offseason.

After a nice career at Mississippi State in college football’s best conference, the SEC, Jeffery Simmons added to an already impressive resume that included two First-team All-SEC nods by adding the title of first-round draft choice as a nice feather in a cap that already had quite a few of them.

Let’s just say that decision has proven to be a good one by the Titans. Simmons, coming into the 2021 season, has 28 in-game appearances with 23 starts (that includes four playoff games). Over that time, he’s seen the reserve/non-football injury list at the beginning of his career while he’s recovered from a torn ACL. He’s seen the reserve/COVID-19 list in 2020, and oh yeah. He’s seen a lot of double teams as the above photo demonstrates.

The Titans had two clear goals as they attacked the most recent offseason. One was to get better in the trenches to, hopefully, improve the pass rush. The second goal was to improve the secondary so teams couldn’t throw the ball all over them. They’ve done a good job at both and at addressing other positions of need.

All of that will help Simmons become an even better player in 2021. This is the year that he puts it all together. Expect his best statistical output, and expect more national attention on the Tennessee Titans to improve his chances of being on the Pro Bowl roster at season’s end.