The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are entering a new era, which means the Tennessee Titans should try to trade for tight end O.J. Howard.
The Tennessee Titans decided to move on from tight end Delanie Walker, so now there’s a hole in the Titans’ receiving corps, most notably the tight end position.
The Titans did re-sign tight end MyCole Pruitt, but unless he quickly becomes a much better tight end over the next few months, then the Titans might see a dip in the passing game.
I don’t think Pruitt is quite ready to be a full-time starting tight end in the NFL, so the Titans will need to find someone to lead the position and keep Pruitt as a backup.
With the Titans entering a new era with Ryan Tannehill as its full-time starting quarterback and the Buccaneers entering a new era with Tom Brady as its full-time starting quarterback, both teams could be looking to change things up with the offense.
We’ve already seen the Titans make some moves on the offensive side of the ball whether it’s releasing, trading for, or signing certain players, the Titans have been busy this offseason.
With that being said, the Titans could use a top-rated tight end to help the passing game. O.J. Howard can do just that.
We all know what Howard is capable of after watching him in an offense in Tampa Bay that hasn’t been anything to write home about.
After three seasons in the NFL, Howard has started all but two games, caught 94 passes for 1,456 yards, and 12 touchdowns.
For a young tight end in a, for the most part, struggling offense, those are some pretty good numbers. Imagine what he could do when the Titans’ offense is flowing with Tannehill running the offense.
Reports coming out of Tampa say that head coach Bruce Arians and Howard don’t have the best relationship, so as Arians works to transform the offense with Brady now the quarterback, it makes sense that Howard could be on the move.
The price isn’t too crazy, either. If the Titans want to bring in a top tight end like Howard, then they’re likely going to have to give up a first-round pick or a combination of second and third-round picks.