5 bold predictions for the Tennessee Titans ahead of training camp

  • There will be a new tight end in town for the Titans
  • Tyjae Spears will make headlines in training camp
  • DeAndre Hopkins is coming to The Volunteer State

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2. The Titans will sign WR DeAndre Hopkins before the 2023 season

Tennessee could use help at wide receiver, with Treylon Burks being their only reliable target, and even that's a stretch. Even though he's made strides and has been dubbed an offseason standout, expecting him to become a bonafide No. 1 might be a bit much to ask.

Sure, the Titans have a solid 1-2 punch at tight end om Chig Okonkwo and rookie Josh Whyle. However, they also need some that can stretch the field and prevent opposing teams from loading up the box. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could be that player.

Hopkins reportedly met with the Titans' brass and later visited the New England Patriots but remains unsigned. It's possible that he's looking for the best fit or maybe clubs haven't met his salary demands. Either way, head coach Mike Vrabel should pound the table for him. After all, the former Clemson Tiger is still a pretty good receiver, one that could take some pressure off Burks' shoulders in 2023.

You could argue that Hopkins hasn't eclipsed the 800-yard market these past two seasons and his best days are behind him but he was dealing with injuries and inconsistency at quarterback. Finally healthy, he would immediately become the No.1 receiver in Tennessee.

Ultimately, signing Hopkins might not be cheap but he would make everyone around him better, so the Titans should be ready to go to the nearest bank ready to make a big withdrawal.