I bet these guys rallied around each other as their connection grew throughout Sunday’s 28-23 win over the Falcons. Levis had the physical tools to be a high first-round pick, but fell all the way to Round 2. Hopkins felt like everyone was writing him off in the style of Geno Smith.
DeAndre Hopkins with 3 touchdowns today. He used Seahawks QB Geno Smith's famous quote.
Once the Titans traded star safety Kevin Byard to the Eagles, I thought they were waiving the white flag in a way. Turns out, they did enough to pick up a win on Sunday, and may have gotten their first glimpse at their new franchise QB in Levis.
But part of the reason Ryan Tannehill and Tennessee’s passing attack had struggled until today was a lack of dynamic skill players outside of Derrick Henry. Not that Hopkins is washed, but for whatever reason, they had a hard time putting him in ideal position to succeed.
Enter: Will Levis and his ability to stretch the field. Seemed to pretty much solve any lack of explosive potential the Titans had through the air. Now, we may see Prime Nuk coming up, and Levis leading Tennessee for the foreseeable future.
And what happens when Hopkins goes off like this? It opens up everyone else. Levis has plenty of arm to capitalize and force defenders to guard every blade of grass.
In his first career start, Will Levis threw 3 of the 10 longest touchdown passes by air distance this season.
🔹 47-yard TD to D. Hopkins: 56.1 yards (4th) 🔹 33-yard TD to N. Westbrook-Ikhine: 55.2 yards (5th) 🔹 61-yard TD to D. Hopkins: 51.7 yards (8th)