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

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#5 Trading for RB DeMarco Murray

In one of his first moves as general manager, Jon Robinson traded for Eagles running back DeMarco Murray and the Eagles 2016 fourth round pick for the Titans fourth round pick. While the Titans ended up moving the fourth round pick, Murray was a phenomenal addition to the team.

The Titans got Murray on a discount after a poor showing in 2015, the Eagles were eager to move on from the running back and Robinson pounced at the opportunity. The Titans essentially got a starting running back, who racked up 1287 rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2016, at no additional cost. Murray was even voted to the Pro Bowl that season.

The value that Robinson was able to get from this trade is what really shines. Murray gave the team an instant playmaker in a run-heavy offense and helped Henry ease into an every-down back. The second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota grew with Murray in the backfield, who took away the major focus of opposing defenses.

Murray might have gone higher on this list if it were not for the short tenure with the team. While his 2016 performance helped Titans break the losing trend with a 9-win season, he quickly faded towards the latter half of the 2017 season when Derrick Henry started to shine. In 2018, DeMarco Murray retired, leading the way to the Henry show.