Sub-radar Tennessee Titans that may start or play key roles by Week 1

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Tennessee Titans WR Marcus Johnson

No one is displacing the starting tandem of Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, but the Titans WR3 spot is still very much up for grabs.

Earlier in the offseason, Josh Reynolds had all the signs of a real breakout player if he was given the volume that someone like Corey Davis had in 2020. Reynolds isn’t any less of a player today than he was when they signed him five months ago, but his situation has certainly changed.

After the Julio Jones trade, it looked like the Titans were poised to mix and match that trio of receivers to put their best players in a position to make big plays. Then Reynolds got hurt.

Reynolds has missed a lot of time in camp and that is fine, but it did open the door for Marcus Johnson who has been getting rave reviews from beat writers and coaches.

Right now it looks like Johnson is neck-and-neck with Reynolds for the third receiver spot and even though Reynolds came in with more hype and might have more upside, this offense doesn’t necessarily need that.

What this offense needs is someone who has chemistry with Ryan Tannehill and who can do his job consistently while all eyes are on the big-name players.