Is Torry Holt Really the Tennessee Titans' Best Option at Wideout?

Lucian ChaseContributor IApril 13, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 28:  Torry Holt #81 of the St. Louis Rams reacts as he is pulled from the game near the goal line in the fourth quarter while taking on the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 28, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the Rams 31-27.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Rumors have circulated in the last month that seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Torry Holt could be on his way to Nashville to play out his remaining years.

It's no secret that Holt is one of the league's greats, but should I really be saying that in the present tense?

Holt's a charismatic and incredibly talented receiver, but at age 32, is he really going to make a huge impact for the Titans, who have been without a big-time receiver since Derrick Mason was let go in 2004?

Since 2005, Holt's production has dropped every year in total yards and yards per catch. Last year, he did not reach the 1,000-yard mark for the first time since his rookie season.

With such talent floating around the trade rumor mill as Anquan Boldin, should the Titans really be looking to a short-term fix like Holt?

Or would it make more sense to go out and get a big-play, young, and very talented receiver who isn't happy with his current team, such as Boldin?

The price may be steep for such an investment, perhaps a second-round pick and a player, but he is tried and tested talent. I'll take that over an unproven draft pick any day.