3 Knee-jerk reactions Tennessee Titans fans may see if tragedy strikes

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What if the newest Tennessee Titans star wide receiver, Julio Jones, gets injured?

Believe it or not, as amazing as Julio Jones has been over the course of his ten-year career before arriving in Nashville with the Tennessee Titans, reality has to be settling in that he isn’t going to play forever.

Before Jones’s season-ending four-game absence to close the Atlanta Falcons campaign, Jones had been available for 49 of the 50 games Atlanta played from 2017 to 2019 (that includes two playoff games). He’s had to limp on and off the field from time to time, but for the most part, he’s battled through everything.

What if 2020 was the sign of something though? What if some deterioration is beginning to occur? What then? What if he gets hurt in 2021, and for goodness sakes, what if he gets hurt early?

Possible knee-jerk reactions: Tennessee panics, opens the purse again, and signs another wide receiver for much more than they need to pay for one.

Healthier scenarios: Though some of you may disagree, the Titans wide receiver corps looked pretty doggone good before Julio showed up. No one wants to give the rookie Dez Fitzpatrick credit, but he’s better than advertised.

Josh Reynolds was also a nice and underrated find for the Titans in the offseason. Julio is otherwordly, especially if he’s recovered, but A.J. Brown is still here too. The Titans have enough shipmates to keep the boat steady in the event of an emergency. Fingers are crossed that Julio doesn’t get hurt, but if he does, this team is still good enough at the position to bide time in his absence until he returns.