With the off-season fully upon us, we take a look at some players who could be available for trade that would make sense for the Tennessee Titans.
Coming off of back-to-back winning seasons, and most recently a playoff run, the Tennessee Titans find themselves in an interesting situation. While having a complete overhaul of the coaching staff, this team still finds themselves only a few key pieces away from making a serious run come 2018.
Despite being a first time head coach, Mike Vrabel appears to be as ready for the job as someone in his position can possibly be. He was able to set himself up for success by surrounding himself with a proven coaching staff, including more notable additions such as DC Dean Pees and OC Matt LaFleur. It will take time for this entire staff to gel and get a legitimate feel for their players, but adding talented veterans like the ones on this list can help smoothen this transition period and get this team geared towards winning games sooner than later.
In his couple of years as GM, Jon Robinson has shown zero fear when it comes to pulling the trigger on a deal. Robinson was able to pull off one of the more lopsided deals in recent NFL history when he acquired DeMarco Murray from the Philadelphia Eagles for a 12 spot swap in the fourth round. Trading a couple spots down in a late round to acquire what would be the leading rusher in the AFC is a move many front office personnel can only dream of, even if it was for only one season.
Robinson was also willing to part with Dorial Green-Beckham coming into his second season when people were still high on him. There were still hopes of him developing into that ‘Calvin Johnson type’ pass catcher. Well, he traded DGB for a backup swing tackle nobody ever heard of in Dennis Kelly. Say what you want about Kelly, but he is one of the better backup players at his position in the entire league. With one player still on a roster (Kelly) and the other not even in the league (DGB), it’s obvious to see who won that deal.
Not to mention the ‘King’s Ransom’ of draft picks he was able to get out of the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. Robinson has always had a keen eye on that next deal. All of this makes it completely feasible the Titans could have talks with teams in the coming weeks about these players.