3 Most Underrated Titans Offseason Additions

Devon Platana
The three most underrated Tennessee Titans offseason additions in 2022.
The three most underrated Tennessee Titans offseason additions in 2022. / George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA
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Even though Tennessee Titans have won back-to-back AFC South titles, fans are feeling uncertain about the 2022 NFL season. Ever since star wide receiver A.J. Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles due to financial reasons, there have been questions about whether or not the team can be as competitive.

Even with Brown's departure, the Titans should still be a tough team to beat going forward. Management has done a commendable job at filling out the roster so far, with some underrated additions possessing the potential to look even better as the season goes on.

Here's a look at the three most underrated Titans offseason moves.

Titans Offseason Moves

1. Releasing Julio Jones

This is a case of addition by subtraction. The Titans thought Julio Jones would elevate their offense when they traded for him last June. Instead, his injury woes carried over to Tennessee, resulting in just 434 receiving yards with a touchdown in 10 games. The Titans then released Jones once the offseason began in what's an underrated move. Prime Jones was a beast, but he's not that player anymore and his presence didn't even make that much of a difference when he did play. Getting rid of him opens the door for more opportunities for young players like Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Dez Fitzpatrick to prove if they can be the No. 3 WR behind Robert Woods and Treylon Burks.

2. Drafting RB Hassan Haskins

The Titans learned last season what happens when you overwork Derrick Henry, leading to them using a fourth-round pick on former Michigan running back Hassan Haskins. The 22-year-old was one of the best rushers in college last fall, finishing with 1,327 rushing yards and 18 TDs on 270 carries. Haskins still has much to prove before he rises up the depth chart, but the truth is that the non-Henry RBs in front of him — like Jordan Wilkins and Dontrell Hilliard — aren't that special and possess a lower ceiling than the rookie. With the right training camp, Haskins could easily surpass them in becoming a reliable backup option with upside.

3. Signing TE Austin Hooper

The tight end position has been in flux for the Titans ever since Delanie Walker's Pro-Bowl years came to an end in 2017. Tennessee decided to inject some offense into the position by signing veteran Austin Hooper on a one-year deal. While Hooper has never been the best TE in the league, he recorded 787 receiving yards and six TDs as recently as 2019 before seeing his opportunities diminish with the Cleveland Browns. Hooper now has a great opportunity to be the Titans' TE1 and have a career year. If that happens, Tennessee will have a steal on their hands at just $6 million, making him an underrated signing with serious upside.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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