No. 1: Jason McCourty
Unquestionably, the best cornerback for the Titans this past decade is Jason McCourty. McCourty was drafted in the sixth round out of Rutgers in 2009 and immediately became a fan-favorite and a staple in the Titans’ defense.
McCourty spent eight seasons with the Titans before leaving the team in 2017. During his eight year stretch, McCourty played in 108 games and started in 90 of them. With 13 interceptions and six forced fumbles, McCourty was a fundamental player on the Titans defense.
However, McCourty’s impact goes beyond his play.
McCourty stayed with the Titans during significant coaching and front office turmoil. McCourty saw five head coaches during that time and two inept general managers in Mike Reinfeldt and Ruston Webster.
The Titans lacked talent on the defense but McCourty usually was the lone bright spot. At his best, McCourty was able to keep up with the best of the best wide receivers while helping the Titans bring leadership on the field.
Despite McCourty not getting national recognition with a Pro Bowl or All-Pro spot, Titans fans will always remember McCourty’s impact on the team. While he continues his career today with the Patriots, McCourty will always be a Titan.