A week ago after he failed to convert a route, Titans receiver Justin Hunter was labeled “just another guy” by his coaches.
The nameplate on the back of his practice jersey was replaced by “JAG.”
After a week of great catches in practice, he grabbed two touchdowns in New Orleans, pulled in four catches for 111 yards and showed off the leaping ability that can make him practically impossible to defend.
“I think you’re seeing just a glimpse of what he can be, but because of what he did last night, let’s not make the mistake and think he’s, by any stretch, close to what he can be,” Whisenhunt said at his Saturday news conference. “There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent.
Hunter is starting to make a name for himself and we even have him trending up our WR chart, sitting at number-40. Keep in mind he played on just 36% of the snaps last year so that will need to improve, which means he'll have to steal some time away from veteran Nate Washington.