Let’s call a spade a spade: Saffold has probably been the biggest disappointment of any offseason acquisition this season.
After nine mostly injury-plagued seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Saffold changes his address to Tennessee, as the Titans looked to replace Quinton Spain — now with the Buffalo Bills — with Saffold, and for good reason.
Saffold was a big part of the Rams making it to the Super Bowl last season, and was a second team All-Pro in 2017, so the assumption was that he’d continue his success from the past two seasons into 2019.
So far, that hasn’t been the case, as Saffold has struggled mightily against just about every defensive line he’s faced this season.
He left the Tampa Bay game on Sunday after playing just nine plays, and is now in the concussion protocol, so he again may be missing time due to injury.
He’s better than anything else the Titans have at the guard position, but that’s really not saying much, considering how bad Jamil Douglas and rookie Nate Davis have been as well.
Saffold is easily the most disappointing offensive line acquisition since the team signed Andy Levitre back in 2013.