Wright delivered his second huge game in three weeks, and is clearly the most trusted target of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota. While he's not as physically imposing as some other wide receivers, Wright's ability to get open both outside and in the slot makes him an excellent possession receiver and a strong PPR-league asset.
Wright was the biggest beneficiary of Mariota's strong performance against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He caught four passes for a team-high 101 yards and cashed in on the rookie's first touchdown strike, a 52-yarder less than two minutes into the game.
He will try to add to that touchdown total against the host Browns next Sunday.
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.
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