With free agency less than a week away, we connect the dots and see which big name players have established ties to the Tennessee Titans.
With a brand new coaching staff comes brand new ideas, philosophies, and terminology. What those new coaches have the potential of also bringing along are players who are set to hit the open market March 14th. Specifically, ones who they have ties to from their previous coaching stops.
It’s no secret that Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson more often than not likes to rely on those connections when bringing in players or even coaches. Mike Vrabel was hired as the head coach due to their time together in New England, and the same can be said for CB Logan Ryan being brought in. Robinson had a big hand in drafting Ryan for the Patriots, and still felt strongly enough to go after him in free agency with a large contract.
For what other reason would Robinson decide to even entertain the idea of signing WR Eric Weems last off-season? It was because of Mike Mularkey and Terry Robiskie’s time in Atlanta with Weems. Based off of his track record, Robinson really values the opinions of those around him, even if it’s to a fault.
What will make this free agency unique will be the variations of different connections Robinson could decide to rely on. He could go with the opinion of guys like Vrabel, QB coach Pat O’Hara, and LB coach Shane Bowen on free agents coming from Houston. Robinson could even elect to go with the suggestions of DC Dean Pees on former Ravens players, or OC Matt LaFleur on players he has coached as well. This list only branches out more and more as you dig in deeper, which really opens up the possibilities of which players could be donning two-tone blue this season.
Let’s take a look at which free agents have these ties to the Tennessee Titans.