Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Titans’ free agent class. One by one, we’ll provide some basic details on the player before making an argument for both sides — why the Titans should, or shouldn’t re-sign that player. We’ll also offer our final verdict and a prediction to go along with it.
Name: MyCole Pruitt
Position: tight end
Why the Titans should keep Pruitt: Pruitt bounced around the league before finding a home in Tennessee. He signed with the Titans in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. He’s an underrated member of this high scoring offense. He plays an unheralded role. Pruitt does the dirty work and rarely gets credit for it. He’s an underrated pass catcher that often takes advantage of the opportunities he gets in this area, but where Pruitt really shines is in the run game where he’s often used as a sixth offensive linemen. His teammates are a big fan of his. Pruitt was a free agent last offseason as well, and returned on a one-year deal. Prior to re-signing with the Titans, Derrick Henry ran into his Pruitt’s agent at a public event. Henry told him, and I quote, “Make sure Pruitt is back in Tennessee. I can’t do what I do without him.” That speaks volumes of how his teammates see him.
Why the Titans should let Pruitt walk: The team could look to get younger at the position. Pruitt is by no means “old” at 28, but the team could look to add a rookie tight end to the position room via a draft pick or even in the form of an undrafted free agent that could fill the role Pruitt currently does.
Final verdict: The Titans should bring Pruitt back on another short term, team friendly deal. It won’t cost much to bring him back, and you know you’re going to get great effort and competitive football out of him.
Prediction: Pruitt is back in Tennessee on yet another one-year deal.
What are your thoughts? Should the Titans re-sign Pruitt? Leave your opinion in the comments.