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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Tennessee Titans are trending in the right direction at the moment and the team as a whole has a ton of momentum right now. That’s because the Titans have signed several key free agents (Logan Ryan, Jonathan Cyprien, etc.) and now to top that off the Titans have also signed Eric Decker to a one year contract. Decker played for the New York Jets for the last three seasons and averaged 6 touchdowns a year during that time. That’s a significant amount of production being added to the Tennessee Titans receiver group which was depleted of talent just a season ago. Now though, the Titans have drafted Corey Davis the NCAA’s all time leader in receiving yards. Tennessee also has Rishard Matthews who recorded 945 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns last year. So Eric Decker should compliment those other guys well and now out of a sudden the Titans have weapons all over the field that can beat opposing defenses. That should help Marcus Mariota make more plays through the passing game and this has to be the best group of receivers the third year quarterback has ever played with. Matthews was expected to the ace when it came to the Titans pass catchers in 2016. Decker and Davis will definitely help Tennessee be more balanced and instead of having one guy that makes all the plays. Now there will be three different receivers that can all get separation from defenders. All Mariota has to do is stay poised in the pocket and continuously deliver strikes. Don’t be surprised if Eric Decker ends up becoming the alpha dog out of that group either. No one on Tennessee’s roster has had NFL success like Decker and there’s a reason he has been able to record 5,253 receiving yards and 52 touchdowns in his seven pro seasons. It’s because Decker has worked hard to perfect his craft which in return has made him one of the more productive receivers in the league. When it’s all said and done this is a great signing by the Titans they are a much better team with Decker on their roster.
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