PODCAST: DHop Debrief: How The Titans Got Him, Contract Breakdown, Roster Implications & More!

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On today’s episode, host Easton Freeze and producer JT discuss the Titans’ acquisition of WR DeAndre Hopkins:

How We Got Here

  • Looking back at the various foolish internet takes from the summer (1:17)
  • Why the Titans were the right fit, and why New England wasn’t (9:25)
  • The wisdom of Mike Vrabel and Ran Carthon in hindsight (10:56)
  • What this move tells us about how the Titans view themselves (18:07)

Contract Details

  • Breaking down and judging the primary terms of the deal (21:07)
  • What his incentives are and how they impact the books (23:45)

Roster Impacts

  • How this move changes the WR race for the 53-man roster (27:36)
  • Why DeAndre Hopkins may be used slightly differently by Tim Kelly than you’d think… (32:39)
  • The force-multiplier effect on the rest of the Titans’ receiving threats (34:41)
  • Expectations for 2023 (44:37)

Roster Implications

  • The increasingly dire straits of the RB market in the NFL (48:58)
  • The Jaguars lock down the veteran TE with a long-term contract (51:19)
  • Why Derrick Henry’s placement in ESPN’s RB poll is fair and raises an interesting question (52:16)

Tips? Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Email the show here: easton@broadwaysportsmedia.com

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Author: Easton Freezeis a Nashville native who loves covering the NFL. He is the host of The Hot Read Podcast, and when he isn't watching or covering sports, he's spending time with friends and family.

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