2. Titans shipped out AJ Brown to draft a replacement
The Titans didn’t want to pay star wide receiver A.J. Brown the money that he deserved, so they shipped him to the Philadelphia Eagles instead. Tenessee ended up drafting Treylon Burks, but he has not gotten off to a quick start in his rookie season. Burks has just eight receptions and 115 yards through three games.
Meanwhile, AJ Brown has the third-most receiving yards this season with 309 on 31 catches. The Philadelphia Eagles are one of two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL and their offense averages the most yards per game in the league. Brown is a big reason why.
It’s hard to immediately replace a talent like that. The Titans only average 208.3 passing yards a game. That ranks as No. 23 in the NFL. That’s not going to win many games.
With the lack of offensive production in the receiver room, the Titans have been forced into a one-dimensional offensive unit. This has slowed down the production that they generally get out of Henry.
Without a deep threat, defensive units are able to stack the box and have a more aggressive run defense. The Titans need a star to break out in the locker room so that Tannehill can start making plays and open up the offense. If that doesn’t happen, Tennessee is more likely to finish towards the bottom of the AFC South than the top.