Three players the Tennessee Titans could trade for before the upcoming deadline to improve their chances of success in 2018.
The Tennessee Titans are in desperate need of help as the season has not gone so great for them so far. Luckily, they are still second in the AFC South, while the rest of the AFC South has had problems winning outside of the division as well. With the trade deadline coming up, it’s time to start looking at which trade targets can help the Titans for the rest of the season.
With the disappointing start to Malcolm Butler‘s Titans career, it’s time to start looking for help in place of the $61 million-man. Patrick Peterson reportedly wants to leave Arizona, although he came out with a statement today pointing to the contrary. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback would be a true asset for the Titans, who have been clearly lacking in the secondary. Peterson will be the ultimate grab in this year‘s trade deadline and many teams will be trying to snatch him up. The Titans need to act fast and grab this future-Hall of Fame player and try to get him on the team before the end of the trade deadline.
Besides the secondary problem, the Titans have had one other glaring issue. The obvious absence of Delanie Walker in the middle of the passing lanes has been a problem for Marcus Mariota and the Titans offense. The running game has had no help from the receiving game — and vice versa — throughout the entire season. Another target that has been in trade rumors is WR Devante Parker from the Miami Dolphins. For the Titans, he should easily be at the top of their receiver wish list. The 6-3, 216 wideout could be just what the Titans are looking for. Other wide receiver names that have been out there for the trade deadline, like Demaryius Thomas and Terrelle Pryor, are very lacking. Parker has a higher ceiling than those wide receivers. Thomas has the most drops of all active wide receivers in the NFL and Pryor is a failed QB that brings no real boost to the Titans. Parker would be able to make instant impact to a team that has desperately needed a solid wide receiver throughout this season so far.
Another viable cornerback would be Bradley Roby of the Denver Broncos. It cannot be said enough that the secondary for the Titans is lacking and they need help soon. Roby has a lot of speed and athleticism on the outside and would be a very beneficial player to help the $61 million man and the rest of the Titans secondary throughout the entire season. Roby would make for a very nice addition to a secondary that has been seeing a lot of receivers run by them lately.
These are the three trade targets that I believe the Titans need to go after. I don’t know if these targets will be the exact recipe for the Titans to become a threat once again in the NFL like we saw in Weeks 1-4, but I do believe they will immensely help the team before the end of the season. Who do you think they should go after? Feel free to tweet me @ZacheriahW on Twitter and let me know.