Delanie Walker: Jonnu Smith will be better than me in time

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After signing with the Titans in 2013, Delanie Walker has become arguably the best tight end in franchise history. He’s set franchise records and provided a consistent receiving options for the various Titans quarterbacks over that span.

However, Walker thinks Jonnu Smith, drafted in the third-round by Tennessee in May, will eventually be better than him for the franchise.

“One day he will be better than me,” Walker said of Smith, via Jason Wolf of the USA Today. “And that’s his ultimate goal. And if he didn’t feel that way, I wouldn’t want him here.”

If Walker’s proclamation is correct, Smith will have built quite a career for himself with the Titans. Walker holds single-season receiving records for Tennessee in both receptions and yards. In four years with the Titans, Walker has amassed 282 catches for 3,349 yards and 23 touchdowns. His best season came in 2015 with 94 catches for 1,088 yards and six touchdowns in Marcus Mariota’s rookie campaign.

It’s a high bar to clear. However, Walker has been impressed by what he’s seen so far.

“I think he’s a great guy,” Walker said. “I think he sits back, he don’t talk much, he learns. He’s respectful. If I ask him to do something, he does it.

“I think he’s going to go a long way and be a star in this league.”

5 responses to “Delanie Walker: Jonnu Smith will be better than me in time

  1. Oh man it’s exciting to be a Titans fan again. Good picks, good players, cool signings, players doing and saying good things off the field, a winning record last year, etc.

    Should they do something good this year or in the coming few years I’ll appreciate it more after having ground out the last decade as a die hard fan.

    Titans Forever!

  2. The Titans should give the Texans a run for their money this year. If the Jags hadn’t gifted the Texans with a 4th quarter choke in the November game the Titans would have won the division.

  3. Those are some big shoes to fill cuz Walker might be the heart of the Titans on offense. He truly is an all around great and his run blocking has been underappreciated for awhile now. Junno better be ready for the expectations now

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