NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In six games, Jonnu Smith had three catches for 23 yards.

JonnuSmithProfileThrust forward into the leading role at tight end for the Titans once Delanie Walker suffered a season-ending injury in the opener at Miami, Smith was struggling to be a factor in the passing game, and he wasn’t blocking well either.

He didn’t need to have Walker-level stats to be a successful piece of the Titans’ offense, but he needed more than that, and he moved from a when to if question for me.

It wasn’t about when he was going to turn into the guy they envisioned with a third-round pick in 2017 it was about if he was ever going to turn into that guy.

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