Tennessee Titans Jon Robinson is just that dang good.
A lot of words come to mind when you think of Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson. Smart. Innovative. Rebel. Analytic. GOAT.
Alright, that last one was an acronym but you get the point. Jon Robinson is making nothing short of amazing strides in building the Titans roster.
As an example of just how great he is, I am going to look at an article I wrote and compare it to what happened in real life. To be fair, my article was well thought out and it was true at the time, but it just an example of Robinson seeing the big picture and not taking the cheese like I did.
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Two months ago I wrote about how there was one free agent who was so clearly above anything else available in the free agent pool. Someone that had such a great body of work and potential that it would stop the Tennessee Titans from drafting a wide receiver in the first round.
That free agent was Michael Floyd…whoops.
All the rumors were that the Titans liked Mike Williams more than any other wide receiver (which we now know was garbage) and that he was likely the target at five. To me, that was the worst case scenario.
So, I argued that Floyd could immediately be everything that Williams could hope to be in the near future.
I said this on Floyd:
“Just focusing on Floyd, there is a chance that you don’t know how good he is. During the 3 seasons from 2013 to 2015, Floyd averaged 910 yards and 6 touchdowns. That was on a team with peak Larry Fitzgerald getting the brunt of the targets.
Signing him would take Mike Williams completely off of my board. It would make my early wide receiver targets just John Ross and Corey Davis”
I still think all of that makes sense, but it turns out there was someone even more capable who would be available in just two months. Someone without the substance abuse issues that would later come out on Michael Floyd.
That person is Eric Decker.
During the same time frame where Floyd averaged 910 yards and 6 touchdowns, Decker averaged 1,092 yards and over 9 touchdowns.
So by Jon Robinson not panicking and signing Floyd, he left himself open to add great talent in the 2017 NFL Draft. Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor are drawing rave reviews from OTAs and minicamp.
On top of that, he ended up with Eric Decker that does all the things that Floyd does (except better) later without affecting their draft plans.
Jon Robinson is just smarter than me. And this move is just one of many reasons why.