The 2022 Tennessee Titans roster is still a work in progress, and one of the position groups under the microscope is wide receiver.
The current Titans wide receiver room is young an inexperienced. Josh Malone, who grew up in the Nashville area, is a fringe roster guy that has played only 26 games in the NFL…and he’s the second most experienced player in the room. When it comes to NFL experience, it’s Robert Woods and not much else.
Rumors have been swirling about the Titans being a potential fit for a veteran free agent WR, and while fans have their eyes on Odell Beckham Jr, Will Fuller, or Cole Beasley, it seems one veteran receiver has his sights on Tennessee.
After a recent Instagram post by Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, free agent WR Kenny Stills, who is a former teammate of Tannehill, hinted that he was hoping to join the Titans:
Tannehill’s post shows a video of him connecting on a deep touchdown with Josh Malone during Titans OTA’s. Tannehill captioned the post “Back in business”, to which Stills replied, “When is bring your friend to work day?”
Stills had the best years of his career with Tannehill as his quarterback. The duo most recently played together in Miami during he 2018 season, where Stills was a team captain. Stills has since spent two years in Houston, and one in New Orleans before being waived last September.
This is not the first time rumors of Stills reuniting with Tannehill in Nashville have surfaced. In fact, the last time on 2020, it was Tannehill that sent out a public endorsement of the connection:
#Titans QB Ryan Tannehill: I’ve got a ton of history with Kenny (Stills). Enjoyed my time playing with. I’ll leave those decisions to Vrabel and Robinson but would enjoy the opportunity to play with him again— AtoZ Sports Nashville (@AtoZSports) December 9, 2020
He’ll have plenty of suitors that can offer more playing time…but former Tannehill teammate WR Kenny Stills cleared waivers today…#Titans— Buck Reising (@BuckReising) November 30, 2020
It’s really unclear at this point if Stills has any good football left in the tank. He’s now on the wrong side of 30, coming off of an incredibly unproductive season, and really hasn’t looked like himself since the end of 2019.
That said, he would join the team on a low-risk “prove it” deal if the Titans have him a shot, and he would at the very least provide the wisdom and NFL experience the Titans WR room is lacking. The history with Tannehill couldn’t hurt either.
Stills definitely isn’t a name that would excite Titans fans, but it’ll be interesting to see how Jon Robinson plays his cards now that Stills’ interest in Tennessee is public. Does he roll with his younger group, or make a little move in free agency to acquire a more dependable option?
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