Nov 4, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills strong safety George Wilson (37) looks at the scoreboard against the Houston Texans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 21-9. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: SS George Wilson’s Contract Short-term Numbers


The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with strong safety George Wilson earlier today and the numbers of his contract have just become available. I have to say, wow, the Titans got a hell of a deal.

Wilson’s contract is for two years, $4 million with $1 million in incentives. That’s a heck of a deal for a guy who comes in on PFF’s list of safeties in 2012 at 8th on the list with a rating of +12.4.

That also leaves the probability of the Titans taking a safety in the upcoming draft open.

Wilson will bring veteran leadership to secondary that lost it’s leader when the Titans let CB Cortland Finnegan go in free agency last year. His presence, ask Paul Kuharsky said this morning, should help settle FS Michael Griffin. Griffin’s sporadic play has frustrated fans and coaches over the past few seasons. Griffin had some great seasons next to Chris Hope. Wilson’s experience and the Titans drafting this year, which should be defensively focused, could bring Griffin right back to Pro Bowl caliber.

Here’s general manager Ruston Webster’s statement on Wilson:

George is a quality veteran player,” Titans general manager Ruston Webster said in the announcement. “He will contribute for us on the field, but his contributions also will come off the field, in the locker room and in the meetings rooms. He was respected as a football player and a leader during his career in Buffalo, and he will bring that veteran presence to our team.

Now we turn our attention towards the offensive line where the Titans are expect to add a strong veteran presence as well, perhaps another Buffalo Bills veteran in OG Andy Levitre.

We shall see. But how about those contract numbers?

 

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Tags: Free Agency George Wilson Tennessee Titans

  • http://twitter.com/Armchair_Psycho Joshua Huffman

    Too good to pass up on that.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Seriously. That’s chump change for a guy who still has gas in the tank. Great work by the Titans.

  • josh gunnels

    Absolutely phenomenal. We basically just replaced Babs with Wilson for an extra $1M.

    Now we have Wilson and Griff starting and alfalva and martin as back ups. Still say they draft one early to mid round if the right guy falls.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Basically. The fact that he only has a two-year deal makes me optimistic they’ll also be taking a young safety early on.

      Love the signing.

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