Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is normally quite active on social media throughout the year, but that will be different this season.
On the day before he reports to training camp on July 26, Lewan revealed he won’t be on social media during the 2022 campaign.
“With camp/season right around the corner, I have decided to take the season off from all social media,” Lewan tweeted on Monday. “I’ve seriously enjoyed treating these apps as if they were group chats, but it’s always good to have a detox. Big hugs, tiny kisses.”
After ascending to the status of one of the best left tackles in the NFL, Lewan has seen his fair share of struggles the past three seasons, and his activity on social media has made him even more of a lightning rod for criticism.
With camp/season right around the corner I have decided to take the season off from all social media.
I’ve seriously enjoyed treating these apps as if they were group chats, but it’s always good to have a detox.
Big hugs, tiny kisses.
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) July 26, 2022
We saw that early on in 2021 when Lewan was ravaged by former Arizona Cardinals pass-rusher Chandler Jones in Week 1, but the Michigan product rebounded as the season progressed and he figures to be even better this coming season now that he has a year under his belt since the torn ACL.
“Football is now fun for me again,” Lewan said back in May. “If there’s any difference between last year and this year, I’m enjoying the hell out of myself now. Last year, let’s not get it twisted, that (expletive) was (expletive) miserable… The first game was terrible, to the middle of the season. Yeah, at the end of the year things started going well, but damn, it was just not fun. Every week it was like, you don’t feel your best, you’re making one hundred excuses in your head. And then you get done, you’ve got to go unpack all those things, you can’t just pretend like it didn’t happen. I had to go and talk to a lot of people and figure that stuff out and unpack that stuff, and once we did, I feel a whole lot better. I feel more like myself than I ever have.”
The 2022 campaign could be a make-or-break one for Lewan in terms of his time in Nashville.
The Titans may have drafted his future replacement in Nicholas Petit-Frere in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft, and Lewan has just one more year with no guaranteed money left on his deal after this season.
If Lewan can stay healthy and return to form in 2022 — something we expect him to do — the 31-year-old will likely stick in Nashville for at least another year.
However, if we see the same issues that have plagued him in recent years and Petit-Frere and Dillon Radunz prove they can handle the starting jobs, Lewan might be done in Tennessee.