There is a lot of optimism in Nashville right now. The Tennessee Titans are set to be one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. The Titans are hoping the addition to Julio Jones helps get them over the hump and into the AFC’s elite.
There is no question who will be the engine of the offense. Derrick Henry, the back-to-back rushing champion, is coming off a 2,000 yard season and is set to carry the offense on his back in 2021. The difference between this year and previous seasons is that now he isn’t required to. Tennessee has two great wide receivers and are ready for them to show their skills.
WynnBET has released its odds for the NFL’s receiving yards leader and has also adjusted a few of the odds from their opening positions.
A.J. Brown and Julio Jones had the same odds when the standings were released, with both of them having +4000 odds. However, WynnBET has moved Brown’s odds to +3500, suggesting he will have more receiving yards than Jones.
Both Brown and Jones missed games last season, but Brown played in five more, catching 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jones only played in nine games and caught 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see Brown lead the team in receiving, as he has a two-year rapport with Ryan Tannehill and is comfortable with the offensive scheme. Brown has also been healthier than Jones in the past two year. Jones’ last truly healthy season was in 2019 and he was great -- catching 99 passes, 1,394 yards and six touchdowns.
In terms of career trajectory, Brown is on the way up and Jones is on the way down. Yet a healthy Jones could force their paths to meet in the middle this season.