After not securing a wide receiver in the wake of Corey Davis and Adam Humphries departing, the Tennessee Titans finally landed one, agreeing to terms with former Los Angeles Rams wideout, Josh Reynolds.
Reynolds enters Nashville on a one-year deal and as a bit of a wild card. He definitely flashed potential during his four-year stint with the Rams, however he had a ton of competition for targets, so he never really got to break out.
Even with that being the case in 2020, Reynolds, who is just 26, still had a solid career year, securing 52 catches for 618 yards and two scores in 16 games (13 starts).
What we don’t know about Reynolds is what role he’ll have in 2021.
The early assumption is that he’ll be a replacement for Davis and be the man to lineup opposite A.J. Brown on offense, a role he could flourish in.
However, it’s also possible Tennessee sees him as a No. 3 at best after another signing in free agency and/or spending an early pick on a wide receiver in the 2021 NFL draft.
No matter what role he plays, we like this signing a lot.
Reynolds brings a 6-foot-3 frame that is great for the red zone, he’s a chain mover (29 of his 52 catches in 2020 went for first downs), he has a reliable set of hands (three drops last season) and has the speed to be a deep threat.
The former fourth-round pick’s versatility is another trait we like. Reynolds can lineup inside and out, as evidenced by his 227 snaps in the slot in 2020.
Furthermore, the offense Rams head coach Sean McVay ran in Los Angeles has similarities to the Titans’ current system, so the transition for Reynolds should be rather smooth overall.
If given a prominent role opposite Brown, Reynolds has the ability to match Davis’ production in our eyes. If he’s any lower on the totem pole, Reynolds is about as good as you can get for a No. 3 receiver.