The Tennessee Titans have reportedly shown interest in former Chiefs wideout Sammy Watkins. But a former teammate of Ryan Tannehill, Kenny Stills, feels a reunion would make sense.
Would make sense
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) March 22, 2021
In a two-season span in Miami, 2015 and 2016, Ryan Tannehill threw for an impressive 7,203 yards and 43 touchdowns. Tannehill had a talented group of wide receivers to throw to in that time.
That group consisted of Jarvis Landry, Rishard Matthews, and Kenny Stills.
Stills, who spent 2015 and 2016 with the Dolphins, had solid production in those two seasons with Tannehill.
In year one, Stills was the third receiver on the depth chart and had 27 catches for 440 yards and a trio of touchdowns. In year two, Stills’ role improved to wide receiver two when Matthews left for the Tennessee Titans.
Stills put up 726 yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns on 42 catches, which exceeds the amount Rishard Matthews had the season prior (662 yards and four touchdowns).
Stills has had solid production for a guy who has been the second receiver on the depth chart at best for most of his career. His career-best is 931 receiving yards with the New Orleans Saints in 2014.
He has a total of 4,843 career-yards and 37 touchdowns. His production has been pretty steady and consistent throughout his entire career. He’s gotten over 500 yards in all but two seasons (2015 with MIA and 2020 with HOU).
It just so happens that the Tennessee Titans are looking for a quality receiver opposite of A.J. Brown. After losing Corey Davis, they look to replace him with a receiver who can give the same, if not better, production.
Davis spent four seasons in Tennessee, and his career-best in yards is 981 posted in 2020.
He spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons as the primary receiver in Tennessee when he wasn’t injured. He spent 2019 and 2020 opposite A.J. Brown, who came into Tennessee and snatched the WR1 position quickly.
Stills doesn’t fit the “sign players from playoff teams” mantra the Tennessee Titans seem to have this offseason, but if you can get him on a cheap one-year deal, he could provide some solid numbers at the second-receiver position.
When choosing between Stills and Sammy Watkins, Watkins has the 1,000-yard season in 2015 to prove why he could be the better receiver. However, Stills has durability and consistency.
Stills’ ability to stay healthy and his connection he already has with Tannehill is why it makes sense for him to come to Tennessee.
There have been no official reports on if the Tennessee Titans are even exploring the option of signing Kenny Stills. However, the signing would be ideal and certainly replace the production Corey Davis provided in Tennessee.
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