Titans Should Trade for Brandon Lloyd

Photo: Brandon Lloyd in a previous stint with the 49ers, via NFL.com

It’s official. The Denver Broncos have put their #1 wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd, on the trading block, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here’s an excerpt from Mike Kliss of the Denver Post, who broke the story:

Klis says “three or four” teams are interested, with Carolina and Tennessee believed to be among them.

So, I’m thinking yes. Lloyd led the NFL in receiving yardage last season. If you’ve seen him play, then you’re probably aware that he has some of the best hands in the league and an outstanding leaping ability to go along with that. PFT brings up that Lloyd’s pay for this season is just under $1.4 million, which is nothing for a top WR. The real trick would be deciding if you want to keep a 30-year old wr for a few seasons. With how competitive the Titans are right now, I think it’s in the best interest of the team to give this a hard look and possibly be even better next year with Britt, Lloyd, and Washington all playing at an above average rate with what might be a returning Pro Bowler at QB. If nothing else, it’s something to think about it.

In 2010, Lloyd caught 77 balls for 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns. When was the last time you saw that in TN?

Topics: Brandon Lloyd, Broncos, Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, Titans, Trade

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  • justinstewartphotography

    Booo. No Lloyd!!! Boo!!!!

  • justinstewartphotography

    Booo. No Lloyd!!! Boo!!!!

  • Mcharris24

    If we were completely in rebuild mode I would say no but we’re not he would take a ton of pressure off Washington and I think we have saw dwill and the hawk I not going to step it up so we need another legit WR I would be all for it but no higher than that 3rd round pick

  • Mcharris24

    If we were completely in rebuild mode I would say no but we’re not he would take a ton of pressure off Washington and I think we have saw dwill and the hawk I not going to step it up so we need another legit WR I would be all for it but no higher than that 3rd round pick

  • PhilStrouse

    Justin why would you boo this? He is as good and probably better than every receiver we have minus Britt. Not saying you are a bad dude but come on. I would go for this any day over a Mason return. I do agree with Mcharris though as in no higher than a 3rd rounder for him. @justinstewartphotography

  • PhilStrouse

    Justin why would you boo this? He is as good and probably better than every receiver we have minus Britt. Not saying you are a bad dude but come on. I would go for this any day over a Mason return. I do agree with Mcharris though as in no higher than a 3rd rounder for him. @justinstewartphotography

  • justinstewartphotography

    @PhilStrouse Because we don’t need him. Way too soon to bench our young guys. Give them the season to see how they pan out before just throwing them away. Everyone seems to forget they are working in a new system and had no real offseason to get comfortable with it. Lloyd will have to learn it, not too mention he is 30 years old and has only had one year that was really good. Nate Washington is a good receiver with killer speed. I don’t wanna see us blow a pick on an old man. Get a young playmaker in this next draft if we really need to.

    These young guys need to get their chances before we just bench them for good. Talk about wasting picks.

    We also brought in Avery a couple weeks ago. Patience is a virtue and I’d like to see it used in the case of our wide receivers.

  • justinstewartphotography

    @PhilStrouse Because we don’t need him. Way too soon to bench our young guys. Give them the season to see how they pan out before just throwing them away. Everyone seems to forget they are working in a new system and had no real offseason to get comfortable with it. Lloyd will have to learn it, not too mention he is 30 years old and has only had one year that was really good. Nate Washington is a good receiver with killer speed. I don’t wanna see us blow a pick on an old man. Get a young playmaker in this next draft if we really need to.

    These young guys need to get their chances before we just bench them for good. Talk about wasting picks.

    We also brought in Avery a couple weeks ago. Patience is a virtue and I’d like to see it used in the case of our wide receivers.

  • Mcharris24

    Four years of the hawk is patience and dwill has had chances not alot but enough and never showed anything special other than rock hands thirty is older but that still gives prob 5 good years left like I said if were rebuilding and didn’t want to win now we could setaround and hope others pan out but we want to win now and later so agreed I want to see what Avery has got but the rest have had their chances and with trade deadline we don’t have time to wait and see I would rather not wait and hope especially when we could get him for so cheap

  • Mcharris24

    Four years of the hawk is patience and dwill has had chances not alot but enough and never showed anything special other than rock hands thirty is older but that still gives prob 5 good years left like I said if were rebuilding and didn’t want to win now we could setaround and hope others pan out but we want to win now and later so agreed I want to see what Avery has got but the rest have had their chances and with trade deadline we don’t have time to wait and see I would rather not wait and hope especially when we could get him for so cheap

  • justinstewartphotography

    @Mcharris24 DWill has rock hands? You’re drunk. His first year I never saw him drop a pass and after Kenny’s injury I haven’t seen him drop much. This is his SECOND year. He’s been a starter for TWO weeks.

    D-Will has more yards and touchdowns than both Golden Tate and Demaryius Thomas, both of which were first round picks the same year as him and have seen the field more than him. In both of D-Wills first starts he has touchdowns.

    I’m not saying there isn’t room for him to mature, but he has been good.

    Hawk has been around a while, but he has been playing great in the slot the past couple weeks. He’s been doing great at grabbing that ball and hanging on to it, doing his best to get the extra yards.

    They are no superstars, but they are solid enough in my opinion. D-Will is maturing and doing well. He added an extra ten pounds this off-season in muscle to make himself a larger, better receiver. He’s a hard worker and to give up on him after two starts is ludicrous.

    Not hatin’ but I feel very strongly about this.

  • justinstewartphotography

    @Mcharris24 DWill has rock hands? You’re drunk. His first year I never saw him drop a pass and after Kenny’s injury I haven’t seen him drop much. This is his SECOND year. He’s been a starter for TWO weeks.

    D-Will has more yards and touchdowns than both Golden Tate and Demaryius Thomas, both of which were first round picks the same year as him and have seen the field more than him. In both of D-Wills first starts he has touchdowns.

    I’m not saying there isn’t room for him to mature, but he has been good.

    Hawk has been around a while, but he has been playing great in the slot the past couple weeks. He’s been doing great at grabbing that ball and hanging on to it, doing his best to get the extra yards.

    They are no superstars, but they are solid enough in my opinion. D-Will is maturing and doing well. He added an extra ten pounds this off-season in muscle to make himself a larger, better receiver. He’s a hard worker and to give up on him after two starts is ludicrous.

    Not hatin’ but I feel very strongly about this.

  • PhilStrouse

    sounds like you want the receivers to have a five year window to produce, sounds a lot like VY. Sorry with as many rookies and second year players that are kicking ass right now it either they got it or they don’t. A proven vet with a chip will go further than a potential bust draft pick. Odds are on the Titans side if they trade for LLoyd

  • PhilStrouse

    sounds like you want the receivers to have a five year window to produce, sounds a lot like VY. Sorry with as many rookies and second year players that are kicking ass right now it either they got it or they don’t. A proven vet with a chip will go further than a potential bust draft pick. Odds are on the Titans side if they trade for LLoyd

  • justinstewartphotography

    @PhilStrouse VY got to play for most of those years as a starter. How do you put Lloyd as a “Proven” vet? As I see it looking at his stats, only once in his years has he proven to be worth the time. All the other years he’s been lackluster. I’m not saying I don’t like Lloyd, cuz I do. I just don’t think he is the answer. He’s a gamble that I question whether it would work out. In 4 starts this year he has less yardage than Williams and 0 touchdowns.

  • justinstewartphotography

    @PhilStrouse VY got to play for most of those years as a starter. How do you put Lloyd as a “Proven” vet? As I see it looking at his stats, only once in his years has he proven to be worth the time. All the other years he’s been lackluster. I’m not saying I don’t like Lloyd, cuz I do. I just don’t think he is the answer. He’s a gamble that I question whether it would work out. In 4 starts this year he has less yardage than Williams and 0 touchdowns.

  • Mcharris24

    First I wanna start by saying dwill had 2drops by the time I stopped watching at halftime Sunday sexing he has 94 yes this season loyd already has 238 and Williams has Washington getting all the double coverage loyd has all the coverage on him and IMO hasselbeck is twice the qb orton is I’m not saying Williams can’t turn into a good wide out but loyd I way better and loyd is not a savior but he can help this team alot to win now especially with britt out

  • Mcharris24

    First I wanna start by saying dwill had 2drops by the time I stopped watching at halftime Sunday sexing he has 94 yes this season loyd already has 238 and Williams has Washington getting all the double coverage loyd has all the coverage on him and IMO hasselbeck is twice the qb orton is I’m not saying Williams can’t turn into a good wide out but loyd I way better and loyd is not a savior but he can help this team alot to win now especially with britt out

  • Mcharris24

    Idk how in the hell it got sexing out of next but that’s spell check for ya

  • Mcharris24

    Idk how in the hell it got sexing out of next but that’s spell check for ya

  • justinstewartphotography

    @Mcharris24 4 starts compared to 2 starts. 0 touchdowns compared to 2 touchdowns. lloyd

  • justinstewartphotography

    @Mcharris24 4 starts compared to 2 starts. 0 touchdowns compared to 2 touchdowns. lloyd

  • Mcharris24

    @justinstewartphotography orton and nobody on offense vs hasslebeck,Washington and cj2k teams only focus was loyd like I Said lords not great but way better than what we have no and for a 3rd rounder not big expense he’s more than worth it I’m done numbers speak for there self

  • Mcharris24

    @justinstewartphotography orton and nobody on offense vs hasslebeck,Washington and cj2k teams only focus was loyd like I Said lords not great but way better than what we have no and for a 3rd rounder not big expense he’s more than worth it I’m done numbers speak for there self

  • PhilStrouse

    Just so happens it was last year, that’s all i care about. For once we could get a sort of name vet that is still producing, instead of a vet that has played his last down elsewhere. I’ll take Hass throwing to him this year over Orton. Not because Orton is a bad QB but because Denver just plain sucks this year. I think the timing is right simply because of everything else being new, whats the difference of a few weeks(if he had started game one). JMO, he would be an instant upgrade and also and easy way to send a message. Produce or we will sign someone who will. Also in the same sense it wouldn’t break my heart if it didn’t happen.

  • PhilStrouse

    Just so happens it was last year, that’s all i care about. For once we could get a sort of name vet that is still producing, instead of a vet that has played his last down elsewhere. I’ll take Hass throwing to him this year over Orton. Not because Orton is a bad QB but because Denver just plain sucks this year. I think the timing is right simply because of everything else being new, whats the difference of a few weeks(if he had started game one). JMO, he would be an instant upgrade and also and easy way to send a message. Produce or we will sign someone who will. Also in the same sense it wouldn’t break my heart if it didn’t happen.

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