The Tennessee Titans have had a bit of a rough time generating excitement over the last few months and there are a handful of reasons why. First, they finished last year on a seven-game losing streak. Similarly, they weren't able to make splash signings due to salary cap constraints.
Last but not least, Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry — two of their most prominent players — have been the subject of trade talks over the last few months.
Then again, not getting the spotlight could turn out to be a good thing for the Titans. Projected to win 7.5 games in 2023, they could exceed expectations if any of these five dream scenarios take place next season.
Titans dream scenario No. 5: WR Treylon Burks makes a leap in Year 2
Nobody will bat an eye if say that Treylon Burk's rookie season was a disappointment. Drafted 18th overall last year, the former Arkansas product got off on the wrong foot, raising concerns about weight and conditioning issues during offseason workouts. He then dealt with a toe injury that forced him to miss six games and finished the year with a measly 33 catches for 444 yards with one touchdown.
Burks is surely ready to put last season behind and there are reasons to believe he'll improve in 2023. Even though the Titans don't currently have WR2 that can consistently draw coverage away from Burks, tight ends Chigoziem Okonkwo and Josh Whyle should be an important part of the offense and help the sophomore wideout get more favorable matchups.
Also, weight and stamina should no longer be issues, having shown up to OTAs in great shape. All things considered, expecting Burks to double the numbers he put up last season is reasonable.