The Tennessee Titans parted ways with several veteran starters this week, including wide receiver Robert Woods, who, throughout his 10-year career, has proven to be one of the NFL’s reliable possession receivers.
The former second-round pick of the 2013 NFL Draft spent the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills. He was solid but unspectacular in Buffalo, and it wasn’t until he signed with the Los Angeles Rams that his abilities shined through. Woods had back-to-back seasons with more than 1,100 yards in 2018 and 2019. He tore his ACL during the 2021 season and was traded to the Titans in 2022.
The Chicago Bears’ need at wide receiver has caused a kneejerk reaction to Woods’ release; fans and analysts are floating the idea that GM Ryan Poles should sign Woods to a team-friendly one-year deal for 2023. If he plays well, reward him with a short-term contract as he matures into his early-30s.