Up next for rookies of the year is Tennessee Titans standout WR A.J. Brown. Brown led the league in yards by a rookie with 1,051 on only 52 receptions and had 9 total TD's. To say Brown had a great rookie season would be an understatement. Brown is a tank and he can kill you with speed. The only question is if he can get the ball.
In the playoffs especially, the Titans went away from the passing game in order to ride the back of RB Derrick Henry all the way to the AFC championship game. There are a couple of questions that need to be asked, however.
The first question is if the Titans bring back Henry. As of now, Henry is not a lock to be back on the team, as he is looking for a huge contract extension this offseason. If Henry isn't back on the team, are the Titans going to be as run oriented as they were in the playoffs? I would have my doubts about that given Henry leaving, meaning the team could be more pass oriented in 2020.
The other question is: did the Titans lose faith in Ryan Tannehill during the playoffs? Both late season losses saw Tannehill throw the ball over 25 times and in total, the team was 3-3 when Tannehill threw over 25 passes and 3-4 if you include the playoffs. In this light, it makes sense that running is the Titans gameplan under Tannehill, however, he, much like Henry, is not a lock to be back on the team next season. It is possible that the Titans didn't trust Tannehill throwing the ball so many times, but what if the Titans end up with Tom Brady? I would expect that the Titans would let Tom be Tom and throw the ball.
With all of this being said, an outlook for Brown is difficult to see. Are the Titans just riding Henry? Do they not trust Tannehill throwing the ball? It is difficult to say. A safe outlook is that A.J. Brown finishes as a WR2 yet again.