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.
Firkser hauled in two off three targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in the team's playoff win over the Patriots on Saturday.
Firkser was given limited opportunity to produce as the team attempted just 15 passes for the game. However, he managed to make one of the most impactful plays of the game, hauling in a 12-yard touchdown halfway through the first quarter. Firkser has worked behind both MyCole Pruitt and Jonnu Smith of late, though his frame does make him a good red-zone target. He'll look to come up big again in the team's second-round matchup against Baltimore.
Firkser hauled in one of two targets for five yards in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
Firkser slipped behind MyCole Pruitt in both snap count and production, ending the regular season on a disappointing note. Overall, he failed to reproduce his reception or yardage total from his rookie campaign, dipping by five receptions and 21 yards. After the Titans' run in the playoffs conclude, Firkser will be an exclusive rights free agent, meaning the Titans will only have to tender him a league-minimum, one-year offer to retain him for 2020.
Firkser was unable to haul in his only target of Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Saints.
Sunday's performance snapped a three-game streak in which the sophomore tight end caught at least one pass, and he finished behind both Jonnu Smith and MyCole Pruitt in offensive snaps with 13 -- his fewest since Week 6. All hands will be on deck Sunday against the Texans as the Titans need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Firkser was only able to catch one of his four targets against the Texans in Week 15 for a gain of seven yards.
Firkser hauled in just one of his four targets for seven yards in the team's Week 15 loss to the Texans.
Firkser saw four targets for the third time in his past four games, but was unable to repeat his usual efficiency. Instead, his lone reception came early in the second quarter, when he hauled in a short reception over the middle. With the steady emergence of A.J. Brown and the continued involvement of Jonnu Smith, Firkser isn't likely to be heavily involved in the team's final two contests of the regular season.
Firkser converted his lone target into a catch for a gain of 39 yards in the team's Week 14 win over the Raiders.
Firkser logged his lowest snap count since Week 6, seeing the field for just 12 offensive plays. He did manage to make the most of his lone target, setting the Titans up for a field-goal attempt just prior to halftime. Though Firkser has had flashes of productivity, his downturn in playing time doesn't indicate he'll end the season on a positive note.
Firkser hauled in three of his four targets for 22 yards in the team's week 13 win over the Colts.
Firkser hauled in two short passes in addition to recording a 13-yard reception late in the second quarter. He outplayed presumed starter Jonnu Smith in terms of targets, receptions and yards, though Smith was on the field for nearly triple the amount of snaps. Like most of the Titans' receivers, targets are spread too thin to feel confident in any consistent production from Firkser, despite the absence of Delanie Walker (ankle) for the remainder of the season.
Firkser caught three of four targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-32 win over the Chiefs.
Firkser put the Titans on the board early in the second quarter with a diving catch in the back of the end zone. The sophomore tight end's biggest play, however, arguably came with the team driving during the final minute of the contest, when he went up for a 20-yard reception to help set up the game-winning TD. Firkser has gone hot and cold in four games with Ryan Tannehill under center and starter Delanie Walker (ankle) on the sidelines. If Walker isn't back after the team's Week 11 bye, Firkser figures to remain TE2 against a stingy Jacksonville defense.
Firkser failed to convert his lone target into a catch in the team's Week 9 loss to the Panthers.
Firkser failed to follow up on his five-target performance in Week 8. He has now received one target or fewer in all but one contest this season, leaving him as an afterthought in the Titans' aerial attack. Given the possibility that Delanie Walker (ankle) returns for the team's Week 10 contest against the Chiefs, Firkser's role is likely to only decrease further.
Firkser recorded three receptions on five targets for 43 yards in Week 8 against Tampa Bay.
After drawing no more than one target in any of his seven games this season, Firkser became a key piece of the Titans' passing attack in Week 8. His big play came early in the third quarter when he turned a short pass into a 23-yard gain. While it was a nice performance, the third-year tight end isn't likely to make a huge impact going forward based on the Titans' low passing volume.
Firkser hauled in his lone target for 27 yards in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Firkser converted his only reception in the midst of an 85-yard touchdown drive, a key play that brought the team into scoring position. However, it was just his second reception of the season. Firkser has consistently been outsnapped by Jonnu Smith, Delanie Walker and MyCole Pruitt through seven games, meaning he isn't likely to see any kind of consistent role this season.
Firkser caught both of his targets for 15 total yards in the team's third preseason contest against the Steelers on Sunday.
Firkser caught both of his passes in the second quarter with Ryan Tannehill under center. He's gotten significant run this preseason with both Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith (knee) working their way back from serious injury. He's made the most of his chances, hauling in six passes for 76 yards across three games. The second-year tight end should have a strong chance to make the team and is coming off a 19-catch rookie campaign.
Firkser caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in the team's first preseason game against the Eagles.
Firkser made the most of his two targets, converting them both for receptions. The highlight came on a 23-yard score in which he was on the receiving end of a nice pass by Ryan Tannehill down the middle of the field. Firkser recorded 19 receptions in the 2018 season, and figures to make the team behind Jonnu Smith and Delanie Walker.
Firkser dealt with an undisclosed injury during the offseason program, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports.
Firkser wore a yellow jersey during practice, which indicates he was still working his way back from an injury. He saw a relatively healthy amount of playing time last season due to injuries on the depth chart ahead of him, but he's no lock to make the final roster again this season. Thus, a healthy beginning to training camp will be a good start for the 24-year-old.
Firkser hauled in his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.
Firkser turned in another disappointing effort to close the season, with his lone catch coming late in the fourth quarter. After emerging in the middle portion of the season -- he hauled in at least three catches from Weeks 11-14 -- he ended the season with only three catches across his last three games. He's likely to end up on the periphery again in 2019 with both Jonnu Smith (knee) and Delanie Walker (ankle) expected to retake their roles as the top receiving options at the position.
Firkser hauled in two of his three targets for 16 yards in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.
Firkser failed to take advantage of the absence of Jonnu Smith (knee) for the second consecutive week. After catching at least three passes in four consecutive weeks, Firkser has just two catches in the past two weeks for a total of only 16 yards. His brief fantasy relevancy appears to have already disappeared.
Anthony Firkser is likely to see an increased role with Jonnu Smith and Delanie Walker both sidelined, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Speaking at Monday's press conference, coach Mike Vrabel said of Firkser, "I think we have to get Anthony in there more, regardless of who is healthy." While MyCole Pruitt and Luke Stocker will be available to play, they have both made negligible contributions in the passing game. That leaves Firkser -- who has recorded at least three receptions in each of his last four games -- as the most likely candidate to fill in as the primary receiving option at the position on Sunday against the Giants.
Firkser caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.
Firkser's night was highlighted by a 16-yard reception late in the game that gave the Titans a new set of downs and allowed them to run out the clock to end the contest. He has now recorded at least three receptions in four consecutive games, and has become at a consistent part of the Titans' passing attack. Jonnu Smith (knee) exited the game early, and if he misses any game action, Firkser appears likely to serve as the primary tight end.
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