Every NFL team’s breakout star for this season

Arizona Cardinals tight end Trey McBride (85): Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals tight end Trey McBride (85): Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo (85) (Syndication: The Tennessean) /

Rachaad White Tennessee Titans – Chigoziem Okonkwo

The Tennessee Titans are another team that could be one of those surprise teams that come out and play well. Most think the Titans are fighting for draft picks from now on, but they have a good coach in Mike Vrabel, a veteran quarterback in Ryan Tannehill (and a rookie in Will Levis), and an up-and-coming talent pool. On top of that, they still have Derrick Henry.

However, one player is as intriguing as any for the Titans. Chigoziem Okonkwo might be the next breakout tight end. He’s expected to make a major impact in his second year in the Titans offense. He led all rookie tight ends last year with 460 yards.

This season, Okonkwo is primed to have even better numbers. The position is a mess across the league, but this is a player with a legit 1,000-yard upside. He was making the most of a weird situation last season. Quarterbacks knew they could trust him to make the best of the ball coming this way.

This season, Tannehill is playing a little desperate. He doesn’t have a lot of skill players he can trust. Once he finds one, he will lean on them. Treylon Burks will probably get the first shot at that, but Okonkwo has already shown the consistency that Burks has not.