The Titans’ pass game got a whole lot better after landing Julio Jones. And QB Ryan Tannehill couldn’t be happier. With AJ Brown and Julio Jones lining up on the same side of the ball, the Titans’ offense will get a lot more reliant on the passing game, and Tannehill is up for it.
For the majority of the last 2 seasons, the Titans have won games behind their elite rushing attack. RB Derrick Henry became only the 8th player to rush for 2,000+ yards last season. And with WR Corey Davis leaving in free agency, the Titans were in need of a solid WR to pair with AJ Brown. And Julio Jones is more than perfect to take over the role.
Derrick Henry is now up to 246 yards rushing, breaking his own franchise record for a single game of 238 set in 2018 against the Jaguars.
Henry became the 8th player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. pic.twitter.com/GYahMfsBPk
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 4, 2021
The Titans’ offense will be lethal in 2021. Ryan Tannehill had a career year in 2020 after throwing 33 touchdowns to only 7 interceptions. Wideout AJ Brown made the Pro Bowl in only his 2nd season. And the team has the best back in the entire league in Derrick Henry. So naturally, Tannehill is stoked after landing another weapon in Julio Jones.
— NFL (@NFL) June 6, 2021
Ryan Tannehill is excited to work with Julio Jones.
Ryan Tannehill couldn’t wipe the smile off his face Sunday night. “Wow! I’m excited. I’m fired up,” Tannehill said, via video from Jim Wyatt of the team website. “It’s been a little bit of an up and down. I didn’t know if it was going to happen. Just kind of along for the ride like everybody else. My agent called me today and said it was going to happen, so excited.”
“Excited to bring Julio on board. To pair him across from A.J. on the other side, it’s really a dynamic duo for our wide receivers. Looking forward to what he can bring to the table. Obviously, a lot of work in front of us. We’re going to have to feel each other out and get on the same page. But looking forward to the work and then looking forward to good things.”
“I’m fired up. I’m excited. How can you not be excited to play with a guy with the caliber of talent that Julio is and has been for his whole career? So excited to get to know him as a person. Just welcome him to the team and get him acclimated to how we do things.”
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— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) June 6, 2021
The Titans traded a 2022 2nd round pick and a 2023 fourth-round selection to Atlanta in exchange for Jones and a sixth-round pick in 2023. With all the weapons, the Titans will definitely be favorites in the AFC South.