5 free agent wide receivers that make sense for the Tennessee Titans
By Will Lomas
4. T.Y. Hilton
At this point, I have covered the three receivers on the market that make sense as guys who could make a splash on offense. While that is what I think the Titans need, it isn’t hard to imagine the Titans looking at a conservative approach with this depth piece.
If they go that way and if they look for a true veteran that knows all of the nuances of the game, then Hilton could be a good fit for Tennessee.
In case you weren’t sure, T.Y. Hilton still has something in the tank and when he has been on the field over the last two seasons he has been good. If the Titans can look at him as a “break glass in case of emergency” type of player, then everyone will be happy when he exceeds expectations.
However, if you think that Hilton is going to be a playmaker or someone who gets 5+ targets per game, then you are misunderstanding what the Titans should be looking for here.
For a team that only passes the ball about 30 times per game, the Titans are probably talking about their WR5/6 getting around 3 targets in a given week. The front office probably isn’t asking themselves which player has the most upside, they are probably asking themselves which player has the longest track record of not screwing up.