4 Tennessee Titans bandwagons to hop on other than Julio Jones

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (2) Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports Images
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Darrynton Evans #32, Tennessee Titans
Darrynton Evans #32, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

. . Dez Fitzpatrick, Darrynton Evans. 3. player. 35.

Two young skill players should pay dividends for the Tennessee Titans.

Okay, technically this is two guys, but both of their additions should tell you something. In order for the Tennessee Titans to maintain a level of sustained success in 2021 and keep teams off guard, they’re going to need a little more from their offense than relying on steady dosages of Derrick Henry and the six to nine passes they throw in A.J. Brown’s direction.

Julio Jones will help that, but they also have some young talent in rookie Dez Fitzpatrick and second-year man Darrynton Evans. The former, without even taking a snap, saw his on-field playing time diminish once it was learned that Jones was a Titan. The latter figures to sit behind at least a couple of guys on the depth chart at the running back position. Both can be game-changers.

There’s something to be said about teams with too many weapons to cover. The thought of Dez Fitzpatrick lined up against the other roster’s third or fourth best cover guy is enough to make the mouth water. So is the idea of having Evans spell Derrick Henry a few times a game after they’ve been beating down by the NFL’s premier workhorse back.