After freelancing and running what teammates called "streetballerish" routes in his early career, Wright struggled with the precise routes Whisenhunt demanded last year, complaining that he felt like a "mechanical robot".
"It’s because of the spacing with the other routes," Whisenhunt explained, per ESPN.
"We’ve had a lot of talks about it and I think we’re both in a great place with it," he added.
Wright seems on board, albeit grudingly. "I’ve got to run the route, that’s what I am doing," he said. "I feel confident and comfortable at what I am doing out there and I’m just trying to be in the right spots for the quarterback, that’s the main thing."
"However I get there, I get there," he added. "As long as I am in the right spot."
The decision to pick up the option was easy for the Titans, Webster said. Webster cited Wright's productivity over his first three seasons as to why he was confident in keeping Wright through the 2016 season.
By picking up the option, Wright will have his 2016 salary guaranteed. In 2014, Wright caught 57 passes for 715 yards and six touchdowns.
Wright, the 20th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is scheduled to earn $1.4 million this season. He caught a career-high six touchdowns last year, though his receiving yards fell from 1,079 in 2013 to 715 yards in 2014. Wright drew just 6.6 targets per game and suffered from Tennessee's unsettled quarterback situation.
Wright came into the game questionable due to a broken hand, but was able to excel despite the issue. He only hauled in four passes, but was able to connect on some deep passes. In the fourth quarter, Wright pulled down a 39 yard reception. He finished with 73 yards on five targets.
Wright will look for more Week 17 against the Colts.
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