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If that was it for Corey Davis in Tennessee, it deserved better

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As we continue to reflect on the playoff loss to the Ravens, there’s a chance we’ve seen Corey Davis play his last game in a Tennessee Titans uniform. It’s a sad thought.

And if that’s the case, it deserved better.

Davis’ tenure in Tennessee has often been marked by disappointment. Davis has always been a great team player, but he’s never been a true No. 1 receiver. Those are the expectations that come with being the fifth overall selection in an NFL draft. When A.J. Brown was added to the fray, Davis took his rightful role as a very good No. 2 receiver.

Davis has battled through injuries and inconsistent play throughout his career. It made it that much sweeter to see him finally put it together in his fourth season. Davis posted career highs in yards (984) and touchdowns (5) while equaling his career best in catches (65).

He’s now set to hit free agency after putting together what was easily the best season of his young career. The Titans should do everything within reason to bring him back, but there will be plenty of suitors on the open market as well. Teams like the New York Jets could really use a No. 1 receiver, and have the cap space to make it happen.

We thought Davis would have a big game against Baltimore following his disappointing showings in Houston and Green Bay over the past few weeks. Instead, it actually got worse. Davis failed to record a single catch and finished the game on the sidelines with what we think was an injury? We include a question mark because there was never an official indication that Davis was suffering from something. As per usual, Mike Vrabel was unwilling to provide any insight during his post-game press conference:

If this is it for Davis in Tennessee, it’s a sad ending.