John Sullivan, C, Los Angeles Rams
With Matt LaFleur coming over from Los Angeles, that will naturally spur the connections of a lot of Rams free agents to Tennessee. What makes John Sullivan interesting is that Rams HC Sean McVay decided to bring Sullivan with him from his days in Washington, even though he only started in one game for him when he was calling the plays for the Redskins. That obviously shows McVay saw something that most didn’t in Sullivan.
LaFleur was on that Washington staff as well. Learning from offensive gurus like McVay and Kyle Shanahan will quickly teach you the importance of solidifying the pivot of the offensive line. Having that reliable player barking out calls to the entire line while being able to not be a liability in a zone blocking scheme will be vital in transforming the Titans offense.
Ben Jones is valued by Marcus Mariota and the rest of the offensive line, but it may be time to at least bring in some competition for the former Georgia Bulldog. While Jones is a physical presence who has done a solid job thus far in his two seasons with the Titans, he may have trouble being able to adjust to a zone blocking scheme. Those schemes require agile feet and a lot of lateral movement, which seem to not be strengths of Jones.
Bringing in Sullivan would be a wise move on the part of Jon Robinson. Sullivan played with about a $1 million cap hit in 2017, and would likely come to Nashville on a similar number due to his age (32). At the very least, Sullivan would be an experienced backup with knowledge of the scheme. That is, if he isn’t able to dethrone Jones from the starting gig.