The Tennessee Titans ended weeks of speculation on Sunday by acquiring wide receiver Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2022 second round pick, 2023 fourth round pick, and a 2023 sixth round pick.
Jones is a seven-time Pro Bowler who led the NFL in receiving in 2015 and 2018. He’ll be paired with a quarterback in Ryan Tannehill who threw for nearly 4,000 yards last season while commanding a run-first offense in Nashville.
Additionally, the Titans’ offense in 2021 will include wide receiver AJ Brown (2,126 career receiving yards in two season) and running back Derrick Henry.
Last season, Henry became just the eighth running back in NFL history to eclipse the 2,000 yard mark.
Suffice it to say, the Titans’ offense is absolutely loaded.
If the Tennessee Titans were called the Dallas Cowboys, and had the exact same roster, it’s likely all you would hear on ESPN from now until the start of the 2021 season.
We’re talking about a Titans team that has had five straight winning seasons. They went to the AFC Championship game two years ago. And they won the AFC South last season.
Why are the Titans not the favorites to reach at least the AFC Championshp game this season?
The Tannehill, Jones, Henry, and Brown combination is up there with the Kansas City Chiefs’ juggernaut offense.
Yet once this Jones news cycle passes in a couple of days, we probably won’t hear about the Titans on a national level the rest of the summer.
Of course, this is probably the way Mike Vrabel prefers it.
But I have a feeling we’ll hear a much different tone about the Titans this fall.
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