Taylor Thompson

#85TE,
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 268
Born:
College: Southern Methodist
Birth Place: Prosper, Texas
Draft: 2012 5th round (10th pick) by the
  • Eric Decker officially signs with Titans, likes fit with hometown team
    Titans Wire

    Eric Decker officially signs with Titans, likes fit with hometown team

    It was easy to connect former Jets wide receiver Eric Decker to the Titans after New York released him last week. The Titans needed experience and depth in their receiving corps. Decker, a seven-year veteran, was a free agent who lives in Nashville. That sounds like a perfect match. Decker had spoken with “five or six teams, and had other visits scheduled for this week,” according to Titans Online. However, the 30-year-old put pen to paper and inked a one-year deal with the Titans. It wasn’t a shock that Decker chose Tennessee. All the reasons you might think he’d sign there were things he touched on when speaking with the media. “I just felt like this was the right fit,” Decker said in a story

  • Why Marcus Mariota needs to breakout in 2017
    USA Today

    Why Marcus Mariota needs to breakout in 2017

    After the Tennessee Titans locked up WR Eric Decker, thus completing an overhaul of what was an underwhelming receiving corps, Marcus Mariota now has everything a young quarterback could ask for in a supporting cast. Mariota has a stellar offensive line in front of him. The Titans' front-five allowed pressure on only 21.1% of his dropbacks, per Football Outsiders. Only three quarterbacks who took at least 500 dropbacks faced pressure less often. He also has an elite running game to fall back on and get him into favorable downs-and-distances. The Titans finished sixth in rushing DVOA thanks to the offensive line and the one-two punch of DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. And now the 23-year-old