Jon Robinson keeps making smart moves. It was announced last night that the team and Delanie Walker have agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Titans through the 2018 season. Paul Kuharsky says via Adam Schefter that the 2-year extension will pay Walker $14.7 million with $8.2 million being guaranteed.
Walker has 217 catches for 2,549 yards and 16 touchdowns in his 3 years with the Titans. He really broke out last year with 94/1,088/6, and the best thing about Delanie is that he is a really good blocker as well. Signing Delanie was one of the only good things Ruston Webster did during his tenure with the Titans.
Here was Delanie on Twitter after the signing was announced:
I like to thank the @Titans organization for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to show that I am an Elite TE in the NFL.— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) May 6, 2016
Jon Robinson has this to say about the contract extension per Jim Wyatt:
“Delanie is an integral piece of the offense,’’ Titans general manager Jon Robinson said. “In my short time around him, he came in and bought into our philosophy of what Titan football is going to be about. Obviously he’s a Pro Bowl player with great individual statistics, but his commitment and his desire and willingness to compete to the team concept of wanting to win is as important. We are looking forward to his on-field performance, but his positive impact in the community as well.”It is going to be really fun to watch this offense develop with Walker and Marcus Mariota develop together over the next 2 years.