Yesterday Peter King sparked the idea that the Tennessee Titans could be in the running for soon-to-be free agent WR Mike Wallace. I loathe the idea. I detest the idea. Better yet, I’d like to reach through the internet and slap Peter King for having brought the idea to the table.
The Titans have bigger issues at hand than adding another wide receiver to the mix, especially considering said WR would command a contract that averages over $10 million dollars a year.
Creating a safe pocked for Jake Locker to work out of and better running lanes for Chris Johnson to slip through are the Titans number one concerns heading into free agency. Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, and Kendall Wright should do the job for the Titans. Britt is entering his contract year, which means if he wants anyone to actually pay him when he hits free agency in 2014, he’ll be playing with his “balls to the wall.”
Should the Titans be interested in finding a future replacement for Britt, which they very well could, they may not have very far to look. Vols WR Cordarrelle Patterson is looked at as one of the best receivers in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft and if the Titans do feel the need to put another playmaker in the mix, he’s a viable option that they are undoubtedly very familiar with.
He’d be a cheaper alternative by millions of dollars and would be tutored by Shawn Jefferson, the very man responsible for the one they call Megatron.
But I’ll save my Cordarrelle Patterson love for another post.
In the end, the Titans don’t have the money to chase after the top receiver in free agency. They need to put that money to better use by pursuing the best offensive linemen in free agency and perhaps a couple of defensive ends. Wallace would be great and all, but it’s just not in the cards for the Titans.
End of story.
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