5 free agent wide receivers the Tennessee Titans could sign in 2024

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) receives a pass to bring in a touchdown past
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) receives a pass to bring in a touchdown past / Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA
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Under new head coach Brian Callahan, the Tennessee Titans look to bounce back from an ugly two-year stretch, and talent acquisition will be a big part of that.

The franchise made three consecutive playoff appearances from 2019-21 and won division titles those final two seasons, but since 2022 the Titans have a forgettable 13-21 record including landing at the bottom of the barrel in the AFC South.

The team has plenty of salary-cap room to work with and one area the team could address is wide receiver. The more help for promising quarterback Will Levis, the better. Last offseason, the team hit the jackpot by adding veteran wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who caught 75 passes for 1,057 yards and seven scores and played in all 17 games. Could the Titans strike gold again?

Here are five possibilities should any hit the open market.

5. Mecole Hardman (Kansas City Chiefs)

Talk about recency bias? That’s not the case here, but, conveniently, the player who caught the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime in the Chiefs’ 25-22 win in Super Bowl LVIII could hit the open market on March 13.

Mecole Hardman began the 2023 season with the New York Jets. He played in five games, was targeted three times, and caught one pass for six yards before being dealt to the team that made the former Georgia Bulldog a second-round pick in 2019.

Hardman’s years with the Chiefs show solid production. In four-plus seasons with the club, he’s totaled 2,340 yards from scrimmage and 18 scores – 16 of those through the air. How amazing was 2023 for the speedster? Including playoffs, Hardman played in 10 games and caught only 19 passes. His lone TD grab was the game-winner on Super Sunday vs. the 49ers.