Anthony Firkser

Anthony Firkser

Tight End #88
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 230 lb.
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Anthony Firkser: Nabs one-year extension

Firkser agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with the Titans on Thursday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: Despite operating as Tennessee's No. 2 tight end behind Jonnu Smith last season, Firkser was a key reserve 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 key 22-yard touchdown during the AFC Championship Game loss to Kansas City. He was set to become an exclusive rights free agent this offseason.

February 13, 2020 10:07 AM EST

Anthony Firkser: Proves to be reliable target

Firkser recorded 14 receptions for 204 yards and a touchdown across 15 games for the Titans in 2019.

Analysis: Firkser worked behind Jonnu Smith as the team's primary tight end, but managed to top 200 yards for the second consecutive season. Though he didn't produce overly impressive statistics, he has 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.

January 25, 2020 8:36 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Another postseason touchdown

Firkser hauled in one of two targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the team's AFC Championship Game loss.

Analysis: Firkser wasn't a major part of the offensive gameplan, 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 -- will stay ahead of him on the depth chart.

January 19, 2020 5:45 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Catches key score in win

Firkser hauled in two off three targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in the team's Wild-Card Round win over the Patriots.

Analysis: 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.

January 4, 2020 9:28 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Only one catch

Firkser hauled in one of two targets for five yards in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.

Analysis: 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.

December 30, 2019 7:39 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Catchless in loss

Firkser was unable to haul in his only target of Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Sunday's performance snapped a three-game streak in which the sophomore tight end caught at least one pass. He finished behind both Jonnu Smith and MyCole Pruitt in offensive snaps. His 13 offensive snaps were 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.

December 24, 2019 11:06 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Does little with four targets

Firkser hauled in just one of his four targets for seven yards in the team's Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: 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.

December 15, 2019 10:51 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Tallies one reception

Firkser converted his lone target into a catch for a gain of 39 yards in the team's Week 14 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: 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.

December 9, 2019 8:41 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Three receptions

Firkser hauled in three of his four targets for 22 yards in the team's week 13 win over the Colts.

Analysis: 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.

December 2, 2019 5:45 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Hauls in two passes

Firkser caught both of his targets for 15 total yards in the team's third preseason contest against the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: 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.

August 25, 2019 9:18 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Hauls in 23-yard score

Firkser caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in the team's first preseason game against the Eagles.

Analysis: 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.

August 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Not completely healthy

Firkser is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but working his way through it at minicamp, Jim Wyatt of reports.

Analysis: Firkser has been wearing a yellow jersey during practice, which indicates he is 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 is 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.

June 22, 2019 9:45 AM EST

Anthony Firkser: Quiet again

Firkser hauled in his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: 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.

December 31, 2018 3:25 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Totals 16 yards

Firkser hauled in two of his three targets for 16 yards in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.

Analysis: 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.

December 23, 2018 5:22 AM EST

Anthony Firkser: Role set to expand

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.

Analysis: 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.

December 10, 2018 8:43 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Another three catches

Firkser caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Monday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: 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.

December 6, 2018 8:54 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: First career touchdown

Firkser caught all three of his targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-22 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Firkser made a couple key catches in Sunday's performance, though none was bigger than his 12-yard touchdown reception -- the first of his career. He also recorded a 25-yard reception that led to the Titans game-winning score. Though he hasn't posted gaudy stats, Firkser has steadily seen his involvement in the passing game tick up, earning three or more targets in three consecutive games.

December 2, 2018 8:39 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Hauls in four receptions

Firkser caught all four of his targets for 52 yards in Monday's 34-17 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: After rarely being targeted in the passing game throughout the early portions of the season, Firkser has combined for seven receptions and 96 yards across the last two games. He's hauled in all of his targets in that span, making it unlikely that he'll continue to be this productive. However, he appears to be the number two option at tight end for the team, and with Tennessee utilizing their backs and tight ends often in the passing attack, he should remain involved going forward.

November 26, 2018 8:41 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Records 44 yards

Frikser caught all three of his targets to total 44 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Firkser was on the receiving end of the Titans' longest offensive play when he hauled in a 28-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert late in the fourth quarter. The game was already decided at that point, and it is worth noting that all three of Firkser's targets came with Gabbert under center rather than Marcus Mariota (elbow). Considering this performance was the height of Firkser's productivity, it's unlikely that he'll be counted in more meaningful game situations and with Mariota under center.

November 18, 2018 5:47 PM EST

Anthony Firkser: Hauls in lone target

Firkser caught his only target of the game for 11 yards in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Firkser was hauled down just shy of the end zone on his lone catch, but did set up a two-yard touchdown run by Derrick Henry that put the Titans up 24-10. Since being promoted to the active roster on October 8, Firkser has hauled in three catches for 36 yards.

November 11, 2018 8:26 PM EST

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