Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson snubbed for Executive of the Year honors
By Will Lomas
Tennessee Titans free agency
Added/kept: Ryan Tannehill, Rodger Saffold, Adam Humphries, Kenny Vaccaro, Cameron Wake, and Kevin Pamphile.
Starting with defense again, the Titans didn’t do a lot because they didn’t need to do a lot here. They brought back Kenny Vaccaro who has been the perfect fit in this defense next to Kevin Byard and now the majority of that defense will be in tact for at least the next few years.
Cameron Wake was effective as a pass rusher until he got hurt and his contract is very flexible allowing the Titans to evaluate him after the season.
The elephant in the room here is the offensive upgrades. Adam Humphries had the 2nd highest catch rate out of 90 qualified receivers (WRs with 45 or more targets) and was quietly solid in his role as a chain mover and punt returner.
Rodger Saffold started off slow but since the bye week he has looked worthy of his Pro Bowl nod as he has been a part of the most dominant run blocking offensive line in the NFL.
He and Taylor Lewan make up the best run blocking left side of an offensive line in football according to Paul Kuharsky:
Oh, and have I not brought up Ryan Tannehill yet? Yea, so Jon Robinson traded for this guy Ryan Tannehill who now has a 9-3 record and was playing as well or better than any QB in the league during that stretch.
While a lot of people forget that he is in the playoffs because of Derrick Henry‘s dominance, Tannehill has 4 touchdowns and 1 interception in the playoffs and is averaging a score once out of every 10 passes or rushes.
It is pretty clear to me that Robinson did more to help his team get to where they are this offseason in free agency than anything Lynch did for the 49ers.