Titans wants to give WR Taywan Taylor more opportunities
While the headline news surrounding the Titans this year will be the improvement (or lack thereof) of quarterback Marcus Mariota, getting the best out of the team’s skill position playmakers will be an important subplot to those stories.
Whether Mariota does enough to prove his worth as a franchise quarterback this season will be largely dependent on his receivers playing up to their potential as well. One such pass catcher that could be in line for a larger role is third-year receiver Taywan Taylor.
Receivers coach Rob Moore has liked what he’s seen heading into training camp.
“I think Tay has done a solid job for us,” Moore said. “Honestly, I just think we need to give him more opportunities. Give him more opportunities to showcase what he can do and I think he’ll take advantage of his opportunities.”
A third-round pick from Western Kentucky, Taylor has flashed in his first two NFL seasons, but consistency will be key as he looks to make a larger impact on the offense.
A year after catching 16 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season in 2017, Taylor doubled his production in 2018 despite playing in three fewer games.
Taylor caught 37 passes for 466 yards and a touchdown in 13 contests last fall.
With other talented receivers such as Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and this year’s second-round pick AJ Brown on the roster too, someone will inevitably be the odd man out when it comes to target share. However, Taylor feels confident that person won’t be him.
He just wants one more chance to prove it.