5 moves that prove Titans have a better GM than Rams, Chargers & Colts

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Honorable Mention

It is quite tough to narrow down the best moves that general manager Jon Robinson has made in his tenure with the Titans. In four years, Robinson seems to make the right move and decision at every turn. I wanted to give a shout out to some underrated moves that might get swept under the rug of some of the bigger transactions.

First, Robinson’s drafting acumen is off the charts. He has found the ability to correctly figure out when to trade up and down the trade and get the most value out of the pick while selecting top-level talent.

While I will highlight some of his draft decisions, later on, I wanted to name some of the players he was able to draft. He drafted Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Harold Landry in the second round while getting Jayon Brown and Tajae Sharpe in the fifth round just to name a few players.

The return on these picks has been incredible in shaping the Titans as a legitimate contender in the AFC. These moves allowed the Titans to maintain the flexibility of the roster to add key pieces while giving the Titans a foundation to build on.

While the draft may be the biggest shining point of Robinson’s resume, his free agency and in-season moves are also quite impressive. He traded away mercurial player Dorial Green-Beckham when the NFL still was high on him for Dennis Kelly, who has shown to be a pivotal jackknife offensive lineman for the team. He cut Perrish Cox midseason when he tortured fans with his below-average play and allowed LeShaun Sims to take over, helping the secondary improve down the stretch.

He also signed Rodger Saffold, Ben Jones, Kenny Vaccaro as key starters on the roster while also keeping crucial team free agents on team-friendly contracts. While all these moves have helped shape the team, his best five moves have elevated his standing in the league.