Expect fans to learn Josh Reynolds name in the Music City
He also might be the name tag keep the Tennessee Titans’ offense a float.
The Titans and Reynolds agree to terms on Monday morning to send him to the Music City. The terms are expected to be for one year, but the salary has yet to be announced.
Reynolds will likely play the similar role to that of Corey Davis, who left the team earlier this month to sign with the New York Jets. Coming from a system similar to that of Sean McVay’s in Los Angeles, the 26-year-old pass-catcher will be the “X” weapon on the perimeter to free up double teams to third-year Pro Bowl sensation A.J. Brown.
The former Texas A&M product is coming off his best season, recording 52 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns. In his four seasons with the Rams, Reynolds finished with 113 passes for 1,450 yards and nine touchdowns. He has yet to miss a game in four seasons with the team.
Is Reynolds the underrated move of the offseason?
The loss of Davis was expected to set back the Titans’ offense in the passing game. Not only did the former top-five pick bolt from Tennessee, but Arthur Smith, Jonnu Smith and Adam Humphries all left during the 2021 offseason for different franchise’s as well.
Enter Reynolds, a name that could only enhance the passing attacking.
For three seasons, Reynolds played the No.4 role for the Rams’ offense. Following the trade of Brandin Cooks, he stepped up as not just the veteran, but also a positive playmaker on the perimeter. Last season, Reynolds had a career-best with nine big plays of 20-plus yards or more.
Reynolds is someone who can play in the slot or on the outside due to his hands. McVay utilized him as well in the run game, taking handoffs on misdirection plays thanks to quality speed and agility in the open field.
This should not stop the Titans of addressing another need at pass-catcher. Reynolds is still quite unproven, but could just need the right system to thrive for the remainder of his career. In a loaded wide receiver class, his addition could allow Tennessee to address other needs first before taking a wide receiver in the first round.
The Titans might have lost plenty of talent this offseason, but they’ve also made several under the radar moves. Reynolds, an unknown with Pro Bowl skills, might be the one fans are talking about most come next offseason.