He’s not likely to be a guy who draws consistent double coverage, but he is likely to be a better player than several of the guys the Titans have in place.
But the team was very poor on the outside in 2015, and Matthews is a big body at 6-foot, 217 pounds who found ways to get open. He posted an impressive 15.4 yards per catch in 11 games last season before suffering season-ending rib injuries.
I had an inkling he was a guy the Titans liked and detailed what makes him attractive.
Quarterbacks had a 125.1 passer rating when Matthews was targeted in 2015, per Pro Football Focus. If he can do anything like that for Marcus Mariota, he could be a big get.
Titans GM Jon Robinson spent 12 years in the front office of the Patriots, and New England was reportedly interested in Matthews as well.
A Tennessee win over New England?
Sounds like another good development for Robinson in his early days on the job.