When the Tennessee Titans traded for wide receiver Robert Woods, they weren’t just getting a good player, they were also getting a great teammate.
Look no further for proof than the countless teammates who have praised Woods over the years, and it hasn’t taken long for the veteran to make an impact on second-year wideout Dez Fitzpatrick.
The Louisville product had a glowing review of Woods, who he says is “like my big brother” and available to answer questions at any time, including via text messaging.
“We added Bobby Trees — that’s what I call him,” Fitzpatrick told WKRN’s Kayla Anderson. “But that’s my guy, for sure. I ask him — he’s like my big brother — I ask him all the time, have his number, we text all the time so I’m kind of just always asking him, ‘what about this? what about that?’”
Not only is Woods physically gifted, he’s also an intelligent player who pays attention to details, which is a big help to Fitzpatrick.
“He’s so smart, also,” Fitzpatrick added. “He’s so detail-oriented, so whenever I ask a question he’s breaking it down. Even if I don’t get it, he’ll look at me and be like, ‘you get that?’ That’s like my big brother right now.”
We can all agree that the addition of @robertwoods is huge, but this really sums up how much it means having him in the WRs room, especially for some of the younger guys like @dezfitz8.
This interview will make you smile. #Titans pic.twitter.com/DtgN8Uugy8
— Kayla Anderson (@KaylaAndersonTV) July 30, 2022
After a disappointing rookie campaign, Fitzpatrick has received praise for making progress from where he was early last season, and he even netted an offseason award from head coach Mike Vrabel.
While Fitzpatrick remains a total wild card ahead of 2022, he at least seems to be trending in the right direction. Having Woods around to help him will only improve his chances of being a contributor.