It’s been a busy day for Jon Robinson, who has already struck a deal with David Fluellen and Kenny Vaccaro. Now, according to Mike Garafolo, the Titans are going to sign receiver Adam Humphries. It’s a reported four year, 36 million dollar deal.
WR Adam Humphries' contract with the Titans expected to be $36 million over four years, sources tell me and @TomPelissero.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
Humphries will be heading into his 5th season in the league in 2019. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer posted a career best 816 yards and five touchdowns during the 2018 season. He converted 76 of his 105 targets playing with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick last season.
The Titans had an obvious need at receiver, especially after the Rishard Matthews situation. Corey Davis was the only consistent option for Marcus Mariota in 2018 with Delanie Walker sidelined. Taywan Taylor, Tajae Sharpe, Darius Jennings and Cameron Batson simply weren’t good enough as a unit last season. Adam Humphries should help fix that while bringing a veteran presence to the room.
Adam Humphries:— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) March 11, 2019
• 1 drop on 81 catchable targets last season
• T-12th in the NFL in yards per route run in the slot last season per @PFF
• would’ve led the #Titans in receptions and receiving TDs last season
Expect Humphries to operate out of the slot for Tennessee, who will be playing under new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. This signing certainly helps the receiver situation, but I don’t think the Titans are done with the position. Jon Robinson still has a need on the outside, considering the inconsistency of Taylor and Sharpe.
While this doesn’t fix the entire position, it’s a nice start.