Titans Greatest players of all time #4 & 3
So far in this series we have done numbers 10-5. Today we will be looking at number 4 and 3. This list is strictly opinionated and could be ordered in many different ways, but I believe there is a trend here, and that trend is Floyd Reese had a real niche for finding talent in the NFL draft.
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After looking at many of these players it’s kind of surprising that Tennessee has only been to one super bowl, and that the team has never won one. It’s actually quite refreshing to go back and look at the amazing history of the team given the so many recent disasters. So let’s keep this thing going kicking off at number 4.
4. Chris Johnson RB
Prior to the NFL combine Chris was projected to be a second or third round pick, but he ran a 4.24 forty yard dash and the Titans drafted him 24th overall in the first round of the 2008 draft. In his rookie campaign he has 1228 yards on 251 carries and 10 touchdowns. The year he split carries with Lendale White and the pair was known as “Smash and Dash”.
In my opinion Chris was probably the most fun Titan of all to watch, he was a true threat to take it to the house any time he had the ball. In 2009 Chris became the 7th player to join the 2000 yard club with 2006 yards, he also broke Marshal Faulk’s record for all purpose yards that year. He was a 3 time pro-bowler, and he holds a slew of NFL records.
Some of his records include six touchdown runs of over 80 yards in a season (no other player has more than three), most yards from scrimmage, only player to have a touchdown run of 50 yards, 60 yards, and 90 yards in a single game, first player to ever have six consecutive games of 125 yards.
Things ended bad for CJ2K in Tennessee once he signed a big contract and then lost a step. Tennessee decided not to cut him until after the free agency period had ended which made for some bad blood, he currently plays for super bowl contender Arizona Cardinals.
3. Delanie Walker TE
Walker signed with the Titans in 2013 and recently signed a 2 year contract extension. Since arriving in Nashville he has been a vocal point of the offense and it could be argued the only true playmaker on the offensive side of the ball. In the 2015 season Walker had a career year and shattered team records. One of the records included receiving yards which he had 1,088. He broke the record previously in 2014 with 890 yards.
Walker has emerged as an legitimate elite level tight end and in 2015 he led all tight ends with 94 receptions, and became only the 9th tight end in NFL history to have more than 90 in a season.
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So there you have it. The Titans best players number 10-3. We’re starting to see what this organization use to be, and what it’s trying to get back to. I physical team on both sides of the ball, and playmakers who are a threat any and every opportunity they touch the ball.
With all of these awesome players do you think you can guess who the top two are? Stay tuned to find out.