Tennessee Titans fans may have a hidden gem in Teair Tart

Teair Tart, Tennessee Titans, (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Teair Tart, Tennessee Titans, (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

Well, this year is flying by, isn’t it? By the time most Tennessee Titans fans access this story and read it, the final weekend of June will be at its end or nearing it, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the 4th of July and all of the fun that comes along with that.

It’s hard to get out of that football mentality though. The 4th of July also means that we’re inching closer to the start of another Titans training camp and, eventually, another NFL season. That means fans of the two-tone blue will soon be wrapped up in discussions about roster battles and dark horses to land on the roster.

That brings us to Teair Tart. He’s a six-foot-three, 290-pound defensive tackle that fans and members of the media are falling in love with.

Tennessee Titans defensive line coach gives Teair Tart a nice mention.

It’s always good to hear what Tennessee Titans fans have to say about things like this, and in a recent discussion with well-known Titans insider Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee’s defensive line coach, Terrell Williams, had much to say on the topic of this young man. Take a look at this one.

"With Tart, he wouldn’t be here if we didn’t see the talent in the guy. Really the biggest thing for me is seeing him continue to develop from the strength standpoint, from a learning standpoint… He’s another guy that I am really excited about to see what he does in training camp. He’s had really a good off-season program. When he did get in there a year ago I thought he did some really good things, so I am really excited about him."

Tart has two things working for him, whether we want to admit to things like this or not, he’s talented. He’s also inexpensive, and there are two surefire ways to maintain a healthy roster in professional football. Add good young players who are on their rookie deals. Then, as best you can, fill a few holes with capable veterans who are on team-friendly deals.

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Tart is hungry, has a motor, and doesn’t cost the team much. From a production standpoint, he appeared in seven games for the Titans with one start in 2020. The result on 154 defensive snaps and 33 special teams snaps, roughly 14 percent and seven percent of the team’s totals respectively, were five total tackles.

While that won’t get anyone out of their seats to cheer, Tart has room to grow and will. He has the confidence of Terrell Williams, and that’s good enough for us.