Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis is fighting for a new contract this season, and he showed out in Week 1 against the Broncos.
The Tennessee Titans were able to escape Denver with a win on Monday night to start the season 1-0. The offense struggled to get going throughout the game, but one player had an unexpectedly good performance.
Corey Davis showed out in his 2020 debut and finished the game with 101 receiving yards on seven receptions. Davis had the most receiving yards of both teams in the game, and he’s the only player to have more than 100 receiving yards.
Many Titans fans expected A.J. Brown to be that guy, but the Broncos doubled Brown for most of the night, forcing Tannehill to look elsewhere when he drops back to pass.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Titans’ future opponents try to emulate what the Broncos did in the secondary and try to double team Brown throughout the season. If that happens and Davis is able to be the Titans’ No. 1 receiver, then he could be getting ready to have a career season.
He’s trying to earn a new contract from the Titans, so if he wants to stay in Nashville, then he has a lot of work to do, but it’s not impossible. He has to prove that he’s worth the first-round pick that the Titans spent on him, and he’s worth a second contract.
Even if Davis has 100+ receiving yards every other game, he will likely pass the 1,000 receiving yard-mark. If Davis did finish the season with 1,000+ receiving yards, then that would be the first time he’s done so in his career. Up to this point, the most receiving yards Davis has had in a season is 891 receiving yards in 2018.
If Davis has a breakout season, then he could force the Titans’ front office to make a tough decision. Let a 1,000-yard receiver walk or sign him and hope he doesn’t drop off again.