There is still plenty of time in the offseason for Jon Robinson and the Titans to get more help at wide receiver. Maybe they should check out Anquan Boldin as a veteran presence.
Ideally, a football team wants to go into the NFL draft with all of their starting positions filled. This helps in the draft process because then teams do not have to reach for players in the draft because they need that position. A prime example of that is all of the teams that will reach for a quarterback out of necessity even when those players may not be first round talent. That will definitely happen this year because this quarterback group is underwhelming in some regards. Unfortunately, there are some holes on the Titans roster that definitely need improvement. One of those positions is wide receiver.
Fans seem to be frustrated with how the offseason is going so far. They want the big name to come in and save the day. Well sometimes that does not always work out. There are many reasons for this, but it is not time to jump ship yet. There is an option that will improve the receiving corps though and he can help make it so the Titans do not reach for a receiver at number 5 and draft the best player available. His name is Anquan Boldin. Boldin is the type of veteran receiver the Titans were looking for in Andre Johnson last year. He is a Super Bowl Champion and a real leader on the field. The biggest problem is that Boldin is 36 years old right now and will be 37 by the end of next season.
What do the Titans really have to lose?
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What is really great about Boldin though is the fact that he is still producing at a decent level. The three time Pro-Bowler will not put up the numbers he once did in Arizona, but he is 3 years removed from a 1062 yard season in 2014. The Titans really have nothing to lose. At worst, Boldin is a veteran presence young wide receivers like Tajae Sharpe can learn from. At best, he regains his 2014 form and gives the Titans a legitimate wide receiver to complement Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe, and whoever they draft.
If Boldin wants to continue to play, which all reports claim he does, the Titans would be a good option. They are a young team in a winnable conference that could make some legitimate noise in the playoffs. Why wouldn’t a veteran wide receiver want to be a part of this? Also, if many teams wanted Boldin they would have signed him already. It is time for Jon Robinson to sign a wide receiver even if he is just here for a season.
All Statistics from Pro Football Focus.