Star pass rusher’s trade demands could end up being big for the Tennessee Titans.
The cause and effect of moves in the NFL is what makes this league so exciting, and it is something that Tennessee Titans are very familiar with.
In 2011 and 2013 respectively, the Tennessee Titans drafted Jake Locker and Chance Warmack in an attempt to fill two major holes on their roster. That just so happened to be the same years that the Houston Texans drafted players that Tennessee passed on in the first round: J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins.
Despite years of bad decision making, poor coaching and self-sabotage, those two picks have kept the Houston Texans alive and mostly above .500.
I bring this up because while the Titans were trying to fill need positions, the Texans were taking the best players available even though they already had elite players at those positions. Mario Williams and Andre Johnson were nothing to sneeze at, but the Texans decided to add greatness where they could. Not entirely unlike Jon Robinson drafting Jeffery Simmons in 2019, but that is a point for a different article.
This is a method that the Philadelphia Eagles have been using since before their Super Bowl win, and it looks like they are still going at it as they try to add yet another EDGE to their roster.
With the mercurial NFL still shifting and taking form, I want to look at how the law of cause and effect connects these four things:
–Yannick Ngakoue‘s trade demands
-The Eagles’ methodology of supplementing/replacing players at a position of strength
-Jacksonville’s misunderstanding of managing assets
-Tennessee Titans adding cap space and draft capital with no corresponding moves yet