Firkser tallied four receptions on four targets for 45 yards in the Titans' Week 2 win over the Jaguars. Firkser finished third on the day with four receptions in the absence of A.J. Brown (knee). Three of his receptions were chunk gains, as he recorded catches of 14, 10 and 16 yards. While Firkser splits playing time evenly with MyCole Pruitt in the backup tight end role, Firkser is more heavily utilized as a receiver of the pair. He could see an increase in targets in Week 3 against the Vikings if Brown remains sidelined.
Firkser recorded two receptions for five yards in the team's Week 1 win over Denver. Firkser was the primary receiving tight end after Jonnu Smith, as he logged 32 offensive snaps. However, he was only targeted twice, with his longest reception of the contest going for six yards. Firkser lost out on a chance to find the end zone when Ryan Tannehill instead connected with MyCole Pruitt for a one-yard score in the second quarter.
Firkser agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports. Despite operating as Tennessee's No. 2 tight end behind Jonnu Smith last season, Firkser was a key contributor for the Titans and has been rewarded with another offseason to develop with the team. He hauled in 14 of 24 targets for 204 yards and one score across 15 regular-season games in 2019, in addition to hauling in a 22-yard touchdown during the AFC Championship Game loss to Kansas City. He was set to become an exclusive rights free agent this offseason.
Firkser recorded 14 receptions for 204 yards and a touchdown across 15 games for the Titans in 2019. Firkser worked behind Jonnu Smith as the team's primary tight end, but he managed to top 200 yards for the second consecutive season. Though he didn't produce overly impressive statistics, he has now converted 33 of his 44 targets into receptions through two seasons as a pro. Firkser will enter the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent, meaning the Titans will only need to offer him a minimum contract to maintain his rights.
Firkser hauled in one of two targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-24 loss to Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game. Firkser wasn't a major part of the offensive game-plan, but managed his second touchdown of the postseason late in the fourth quarter. He'll now head into the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent, meaning the Titans will only have to offer him a minimum contract to retain his rights. If Firkser remains in Tennessee, he isn't likely to see a significant increase in his role as Jonnu Smith and Delanie Walker (ankle) -- if he chooses to return -- figure to stay ahead of him on the depth chart.
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