The Titans began the process of putting together their “exotic smashmouth” offense by focusing on the second half of that phrase.
Wednesday night, they gave Marcus Mariota someone to throw to who could help them toward the first part.
Matthews averaged 15.4 yards per reception for the Dolphins last year, but he didn’t get as many opportunities (43 receptions) as he might have deserved in a crowded depth chart.
But with the Titans, he should get more chances.
Coupled with the acquisition of running back DeMarco Murray and center Ben Jones, it’s a significant boost for quarterback Marcus Mariota, and a good start for a team which also has the first pick in the draft.