Why the Tennessee Titans are lucky the wrong choice was made.
Look, to me the choice was clear between the too of those GMs and it is a decision that reeks of not understand the circumstances that made the team successful.
Was John Lynch knocked at all for only having one pick in the top-100 next year? Did Lynch have something to do with Jimmy Garoppolo‘s knee getting healthy this offseason? Is he getting credit for drafting George Kittle because people weren’t paying attention last year?
I get it, big market and a big name means it is easier to remember for some people but it was the wrong decision. Luckily for the Titans, it means that Jon Robinson doesn’t have to worry about the curse.
The curse is that from 2009-2016 only one EoY winner has managed to not get fired very quickly after winning the award and that was Jerry Jones who couldn’t be fired because he owns the team.
On average, the GMs that won that award were fired three years after being named the winner and the list includes GMs like: Ryan Grigson, Mike Maccagnan, Bill Polian (from the Lamar Jackson is a WR memes), and John Dorsey who has been fired TWICE since winning the award.
So, maybe it is a good thing that people don’t realize who the greatest team builders in the NFL are. For those of us who are superstitious, go ahead and just grit your teeth and say thank you as yet another Titan is slept on as the team prepares for an AFC Championship game.