Tennessee Titans Free Agency, Perrish Cox vs Tramon Williams
By Brock Drury
According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean the Titans have scheduled a meeting with cornerback Perrish Cox. Cox was drafted by the Broncos and after his first season was released. Perrish Cox was signed by the 49ers in his second season and released at the end of the season. In his third season the 49ers division rival, Seattle Seahawks signed Cox and you guessed it, released him at the end of the season. The next season he re-signed with the 49ers after their cornerback Carlos Rodgers was injured. Cox has played there the past two seasons.
Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox (20) celebrates in the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Levi
Tramon Williams was signed by the Green Bay Packers and has been there ever since his rookie season. He has consistently been a staple of the Green Bay secondary. He is a veteran that knows the game and has been to the playoffs numerous times and has even won a Super Bowl. Williams is only three years older than Cox and when you look at their stats last year they almost mirror each other.
Before you jump on the Perrish Cox bandwagon let’s compare the stats of the two players. When you look at Perrish Cox, he has only had one good season. That season was last season, and his stats were not even great. Cox had five interceptions, 53 total tackles, and 17 passes defended. He only had one interception before last season. I get the feeling that teams want to sign Cox because he had a good season last year. Look how that turned out for the Buccaneers last season with Alterraun Verner. He had 22 passes defended in the 2013 season and that made him the most sought after cornerback in free agency. Last season, he had 9 passes defended.
The difference between Perrish Cox and Tramon Williams is that Williams has been consistent throughout his career. Last season Williams had the most passes defended for the Packers and was ranked fourth in tackles with 70, the second most in his career.
So why are the Titans trying to go after a 28 year old cornerback who has never started a full season instead of a veteran who has proven that he is a playmaker, in Tramon Williams?
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