A nice change of pace for the Tennessee Titans.
For what seems like the first time in the last decade, the Tennessee Titans entered July with all of their draft picks signed well ahead of camp.
Year after year it seemed like the Titans have always been the last team to sign their first round pick, ever since Chance Warmack started the trend way back in 2013.
According to NFL.com, six 1st round picks from the 2019 NFL Draft have not signed their rookie deals and those picks are:
-Nick Bosa (2nd overall) San Francisco 49ers
-Quinnen Williams (3rd overall) New York Jets
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-Devin White (5th overall) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
-Daniel Jones (6th overall lol) New York Giants
-Brian Burns (16th overall) Carolina Panthers
-Josh Jacobs (24th overall) Oakland Raiders
All of those players are going to take time to sign because there is really no reason for them to sign anything until the week before training camp, at least. However two stand out.
Many people remember Joey Bosa missing the first three weeks of the season thanks to a contract dispute and it looks like his brother Nick might be on a similar path. Now, I don’t know that he will hold out into the season, but honestly why wouldn’t he?
Were there any sort of repercussions for Joey when he did it? No, he was dominant in his rookie year and hardly anyone outside of San Diego remembers that he even did it.
The bigger issue though, may be Josh Jacobs according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic:
"Running back Josh Jacobs, one of the team’s three first-round picks in April, is the only Raiders draft pick still unsigned and league sources say the negotiations have not been going well. There is a growing sentiment that Jacobs will not be at camp when rookies report on July 23. (The official start of camp — when the veterans report — is three days later.)"
Having your first round pick miss training camp is brutal, but you may be asking yourself “what does that have to do with the Tennessee Titans?” Well, the answer is, “It finally isn’t happening to the fine folks of Nashville!”
After years of top rookies missing time in camp due to contract disputes, it is finally happening to…well anyone but the Titans.
I am not saying to get excited about these other teams struggling to get their rookies signed, what I am saying is that Titans fans need to enjoy this calm part of the offseason. For years this has been the point where bottled up stress about these signing has started to reach a boiling point.
With all major contracts settled, let’s just continue to hope for smooth sailing and enjoy how lucky we are…this year.