With the start of free agency, we are seeing a number of reports across the league with teams moving on from players and players finding new teams as well. As reported earlier by ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Tennessee Titans are not planning to resign starting wide receiver Corey Davis and starting tight end Jonnu Smith.
The last off-season we saw the Titans decline to pick up the fifth-year option available for former first round picks that are still on their rookie contract. Fortunately and unfortunately at the same time for the Titans, Davis had a career year in 2020. Davis helped the Titans to another playoff berth under head coach Mike Vrabel and an AFC South division title after going 11-5.
Davis set for new pastures away from Titans
Davis now hit the open market and signed with the New York Jets on the first day of free agency. The young pass catcher is still just 26 years old and has ideal size for the position at 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. Last season Davis played in 14 games totaling 65 catches which tied a career-high for 984 yards and five touchdowns, which both were also career highs.
While A.J. Brown is still the favorite and clear-cut top wide receiver for the quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Titans, they still will need to replace the production lost by Davis. Let’s take a look at a few options that could be a good candidate to fill the Corey Davis role next season for the Titans via the 2021 NFL Draft.