The Tennessee Titans reportedly agreed to terms with tight end MyCole Pruitt on Saturday night, which will keep him in Nashville for at least another season.
Pruitt has reeled in 15 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns in his two seasons with the Titans, but that’s not where his importance lies.
Tennessee has used Pruitt predominantly as a blocker, which is where he excels on the football field. He’ll serve as a helping hand for Dennis Kelly, who will be taking over as the team’s right tackle in 2020.
When combined with pass-catching tight ends currently signed for next season like Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser, Pruitt is the perfect complement.
Despite not being used much as a receiver, it must be noted that Pruitt has proven to have a reliable set of hands when called upon to catch a pass.
This move to re-sign the Southern Illinois product is just the latest in the Titans’ attempt to “run it back” with their 2019 offense. Tennessee’s run-blocking was sensational last season, and Pruitt was a big part of that.