As Yogi Berra once apocryphally said, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” That malapropism might be applicable if Derrick Mason becomes a Tennessee Titan again.
Two weeks ago, Drexel wrote a great piece on former Titans who might return to Tennessee. Recent developments in Baltimore now suggest that Mason could be added to Drexel’s list.
D-Mase is in the final year of his contract and wants an extension. Failing that, he’d like to be released, making him a free agent able to negotiate with any team. That probably won’t happen, in Tony Wisniewski’s opinion, though he believes it could happen if the Ravens sign Torry Holt.
Mason has been Baltimore’s leading receiver three of the last four years
With the Titans, DMase was the leading receiver four consecutive years, from 2000 through 2003. He has more receiving yards, 6,114, than any member of the franchise since it relocated to Tennessee. The two-time Pro Bowler added 3,947 yards in Baltimore to surpass the 10,000-yard mark, placing him ninth on the active list of leading receivers.
If his shoulder is OK, I believe the 32-year old wideout could still play a few more years and would be a real asset to the Titans once again. I’m sure that Jeff Fisher and Mike Heimerdinger would both love to have him back.
Although the Titans would continue to be a run-oriented team, Mason, Justin Gage and Nate Washington could constitute the strongest receiving corps the Titans have had in years.
What’s your opinion?