Two Tennessee Titans rookies have received postseason honors for their standout 2022 campaigns.
#Titans TE Chig Okonkwo, P Ryan Stonehouse named to PFWA's All-Rookie Team— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 24, 2023
Okonkwo emerged as future star for the Titans in 2022. The fourth-round draft pick was second on the team in both receiving yards (450), and yards per catch (14.1), led all rookie tight ends in receiving yards, and finished in the top 10 amongst all rookies in receiving (9th).
Combining speed, size, and route-running into one package, Okonkwo possesses a unique skillset that will be a staple of Tennessee’s offense for years to come.
As for Stonehouse, it doesn’t get much better than breaking an NFL record that has stood the test of time for over 80 years. The undrafted rookie beat out longtime Titans punter Brett Kern in training camp for the job, and turned his preseason momentum into the NFL record for single-season punting averaging at 53.1 yards per kick.
Stonehouse was snubbed out of a Pro Bowl bid, as the AFC nod went to Tommy Townsend of the Kansas City Chiefs. Should the Chiefs win the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl, however, Stonehouse is a likely candidate to replace him in Las Vegas.
As the only tight end and punter selected to the team, this honor symbolizes the bright future the Titans have at these two positions. With a chaotic roster and salary cap issues surrounding them, Okonkwo and Stonehouse mark a couple of the bright spots from a disappointing 2022 season.
For the full 2022 PFWA All-Rookie Roster, click here.
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