Todd Downing enters his second season with the Titans, his 20th NFL season and his 22nd season in coaching.
In Downing's first season with the team, the Titans tight ends played a key role in the offense, totaling 76 receptions and seven touchdowns as a group. Downing helped Jonnu Smith set career highs in receptions (35) and yards (439). Anthony Firkser (15 games) and MyCole Pruitt (10 starts) also saw the most extensive playing time of their careers, as Pro Bowl veteran Delanie Walker was limited to only seven total games due to injuries. The tight ends played an integral role in the Titans finishing third in the NFL in rushing offense (138.9 yards per game).